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Find Yourself in the Global U/U Story

Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists (U/U) around the world are connected through a story of bold, compassionate faith that we’ve been creating together for centuries.

Struggling for human rights alongside those that demand it, influencing governmental policy in the name of justice, passionately promoting a message of interfaith peace and solidarity, and building faithful worshipping communities—each of us has a part, and a stake, in the story we share.

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  • The world seems to be witnessing a growth in authoritarian governments. Especially during difficult times, we must work to hold human rights violators accountable.
    By Bruce Knotts | June 23, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • The UU Holdeen India Program shares reflections on the second surge of Covid-19 in India.
    By UUA International Resources: UU Holdeen India Program | June 11, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities
  • Food security is a pressing issue around the globe, and it’s on the rise. The United Nations estimated that nearly 9% of the world’s population suffered from chronic hunger in 2019. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing surges in food prices, impacting availability of high-nutrient food, and...
    By Andrew Mickle | June 9, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • The United Nations condemns extrajudicial killings. A new UU@UN initiative aims to include police killings in that category, to push for more accountability and end police militarization globally.
    By Bruce Knotts | May 26, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict
  • The 2021 Intergenerational Seminar focused on grounding, connecting, and equipping attendees to create climate and food justice.
    By Allison Hess | May 12, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Reflecting on the recent Intergenerational Spring Seminar, UU@UN Director Bruce Knotts urges readers to reject indifference in the face of urgent issues like climate justice and food equity. We need instead to be all in.
    By Bruce Knotts | May 4, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Introduction Several international bodies have attempted to address global police militarization and its effect on police brutality in many nations. Amnesty International defines police brutality as “various human rights violations by police… this includes beatings, racial abuse, unlawful...
    By Ashley Emuka, Noorjahan Aktar | April 29, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict
  • White supremacist and nationalist ideologies are rising to power globally, a trend that manifests in surging anti-immigrant policies. The UN and UUA Office at the UN are working to address this.
    By Bruce Knotts | March 26, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Like much of the world, we in the UUA Office at the United Nations have operated virtually for nearly a year – and we have done so very effectively. We have attended and hosted meetings and events online. We have mentored and worked with interns and colleagues. Other than infrequent visits, we...
    By Bruce Knotts | March 8, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • This post was originally sent out on February 19 via a monthly email message from Director Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations. Subscribe to the UU@UN email list. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with...
    By Bruce Knotts | March 8, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • This post was originally sent out on January 25 via a monthly email message from Director Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations. Subscribe to the UU@UN email list....
    By Bruce Knotts | January 25, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • This post was originally sent out on December 28 via a monthly email message from Director Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations. Subscribe to the UU@UN email list. Why are Unitarian Universalists at the United Nations? At a recent meeting of the NGO...
    By Bruce Knotts | January 8, 2021 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • For UN Human Rights Day, on December 8 at 12PM EST, the Unitarian Universalist Association at the United Nations will be hosting “The Right to Joy: Women of African Descent Ascending”, a webinar organized to celebrate the perseverance of women of African descent globally. The joyous event has...
    By Ashley Emuka | December 7, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Fast fashion is produced when retailers look at runways and fashion trends and quickly make those styles available for purchase at a cheap price. To make this model work, businesses constantly look at what’s in style and pump out new items almost every week. Quick and cheap fashion also means...
    By Noorjahan Aktar, Lenna Georgiadis | November 30, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice
  • For five weeks in the fall of 2020, the International Unitarian/Universalist Joint Working Group (Unitarian Universalist Association International Office, the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists, and the UU Partner Church Council) hosted a five-part webinar series that posed the...
    By Rob Kipp | November 24, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • In its 75 years, the United Nations has seen slow but significant shifts in how power is exercised by Member States and civil society within its systems.
    By Bruce Knotts | November 23, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • My position working for a non-governmental organization gives me a unique perspective, seeing the leverage NGOs have over intergovernmental entities in advocacy and agenda-setting. I’m extremely excited to be working with the UU@UN and further researching human rights advocacy and climate change.
    By Lenna Georgiadis | October 27, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities
  • This post was originally sent out on October 23 via a monthly email message from Director Bruce Knotts of the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations. Subscribe to the UU@UN email list. The world and the United Nations needs the United States to lead....
    By Bruce Knotts | October 27, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Greetings to the Unitarian Universalist community! My name is Shanice Bryant and I am overjoyed to join the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations this academic year. As an intern, I hope to use my privilege to work toward domestic and global liberation in historically...
    By Shanice L. Bryant | October 20, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Hello Unitarian Universalist community! My name is Noorjahan Aktar and I am excited to be a part of the team at the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations this year....
    By Noorjahan Aktar | October 7, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities, International Engagement & Building Peace