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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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  • My name is Ashley Emuka and I am excited to be working with the Unitarian Universalist Association at the United Nations this year! As a UU@UN intern, I hope to use this opportunity to learn more about global collaboration and advocacy for radical change to serve marginalized people worldwide.
    By Ashley Emuka | October 6, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • National elections have a much more global impact than we sometimes consider. Take the world community into account when filling out your ballot.
    By Allison Hess | October 6, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • This post was originally sent out on September 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. Together with the rest of the world, we mourn the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
    By Bruce Knotts | September 29, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Content warning: This article contains descriptions of the nature of domestic violence and intimate partner violence. It does not contain any graphic depictions of violence or abuse. The final paragraph contains information about resources....
    By Julia Nichols | September 24, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • In light of recent controversy about Mark Zuckerberg suing Hawaiians for their land, this article delves into land ownership in light of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    By Kyra Bellamy | August 28, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • If you grew up in the U.S., you may have learned in school that the media is the fourth branch of the government. The media is not part of the federal government, but it “checks” public officials by fact checking their statements and providing the public with inside information they wouldn’t...
    By Julia Nichols | August 28, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • In its funding round during the months of quarantine, the UU Funding Panel (UUFP) gave its full support to realize the Strategic Plan of the UU Church of the Philippines (UUCP). The UUCP plan envisioned church communities that are life-giving, learning, and loving in material and spiritual ways....
    By Ma Theresa "Tet" Gustilo Gallardo, Arman Pedro | August 27, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Intersectionality is the crossing of a person’s identities and how they impact their life. This is a look into the life of a Black woman.
    By Kyra Bellamy | August 11, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
  • Police forces in the U.S. are notoriously more violent and deadly than police in other Western democracies. Over the last seven years, U.S. police have killed at least 1,000 people every year. This is not normal.
    By Julia Nichols | August 5, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • How certain countries’ police departments violate UN standards for anti-discrimination and use of force by targeting and using excessive force against Black people and people of color.
    By Julia Nichols | July 22, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict
  • This article by Sebabatso C. Manoeli was originally published June 29, 2020 on the site Africa is a Country. The post acknowledges the international potential of the current Black Lives Matter movement that originated in the United States and resonates in many countries that share a history of...
    By Sebabatso C. Manoeli | July 20, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, Anti-Racism, Racial Justice
  • The Black Lives Matter Movement began in 2013 after the murder of Trayvon Martin. Trayvon, a teenage African American boy was followed by a suspicious neighborhood watchman. The two ended up getting in a scuffle, and Trayvon was fatally shot. After the shooting, many Americans, especially Black...
    By Kyra Bellamy | July 1, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Peace & Conflict, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • When, exactly, did the looting start? We, in the UUA’s International Office, seek to lift up the histories of imperial looting and theft by empires seeking only to satiate their infinite appetites for power and domination. We steadfastly remain in solidarity with Black, Brown, and Indigenous peoples across the globe...
    By UUA International Resources | June 11, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, Anti-Racism
  • There’s no question about it: The world as we knew it no longer exists. The upheaval to “normal life” caused by the coronavirus might also bring an upheaval to the structures that keep inequalities in place – but it’s not guaranteed. The pandemic has certainly drawn much wider attention to...
    By Allison Hess | May 20, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, Climate Change, Climate Justice
  • More than any other people on this planet, the Marshall Islanders are survivors of the two greatest threats facing humanity: nuclear weapons and climate change. Their idyllic archipelago, a sapphire entity between Hawaii and Australia, is located 5,000 miles west of Los Angeles and 500 miles north...
    By Joanne Dufour | April 2, 2020 | From Disarmament
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, Climate Justice, Nuclear Disarmament
  • As this health crisis reaches all corners of our global family of faith, we in the International U/U Joint Working Group wish to offer our heartfelt prayers, thoughts, and blessings to you and your communities. Our diverse faith, strong and united offers us the reminder that we are better and more resilient together.
    By Sara Ascher, Roger Bertschausen, Alicia R. Forde | March 25, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: #COVID19, Pastoral Care, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • The time has almost come for the 2020 UU-UNO Intergenerational Spring Seminar! With only two weeks left to register, participants have a lot to look forward to. Gathering from all over the United States and Canada, youth and adults with a shared passion for and commitment to international human...
    By Alana Campbell | February 19, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • “Our planet is made up of two breaths. One comes from the oceans and the other comes from the trees. Today, the oceans are under severe stress of being able to provide this to the world.” These words were part of the remarks delivered by H.E. Dr. Satyendra Prasad, the Permanent Representative of...
    By Sydney Boyer | February 13, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice
  • The United States has made little effort to improve their relationship with Native Americans compared to what other countries have done with indigenous populations. Starting in the 1600s Native American history has been riddled with mass genocide, residential schools, and discriminatory laws. The...
    By Lindsey Mayer | January 28, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace
  • When I arrived at my hotel in Madrid the lobby was abuzz with a crowd of young people from Asia and Romania who had arrived to join Friday’s march of half a million people to demand climate action. The most visible public voice was Greta Thunberg, the Swedish student who had risen to world fame...
    By Ahti Tolvanen | January 24, 2020 | From International Unitarian Universalism
    Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Engagement & Building Peace