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International Engagement Resources and Opportunities

The Unitarian Universalist Association's (UUA) International Office – including the UU Holdeen India Program and our UU Office at the United Nations – provides information, resources, connections, and opportunities to support Unitarian Universalists in the United States and Canada as they explore our global faith and create new chapters in the Global U/U Story. Here are some resources and opportunities to engage...

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COVID-19 Response

The UU Holdeen India Program’s partners have been working around the clock during the COVID-19 crisis. India introduced the world’s largest national lockdown and for nearly two months the economy has been at a standstill – hundreds of millions now have no work. HIP's partners across the country are working closely with the authorities to ensure relief reaches all those in need. Please consider making a donation to support HIP’s partner organizations in their lifesaving work.

About the Holdeen Program

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Fall webinar series: Unitarian/Universalism's Colonial Legacy: Are we an imperial faith?

This fall, 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) are hosting a five-part webinar series that poses the question: Are we an imperial faith? A recording will be made available on our website once the series is complete. It is running weekly from September 10 through October 8. 

Webinar details

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United Nations Sunday

United Nations Sunday celebrates the work of the United Nations and the Unitarian Universalist Office at the UN (UU@UN). Each year, the UU@UN encourages congregations to dedicate one service around United Nations Day - October 24th - to celebrate our interdependent world community. The 2020 UN Sunday theme is "All In for Climate Justice: People, Power, Planet." A collection of UN Sunday resources are now available, highlighting the suggested theme and providing readings, a religious education curriculum, a sample order of service, and more. 

UN Sunday Resources

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Leadership Opportunities: UN Intergenerational Seminar

The UU@UN's annual Intergenerational Spring Seminar in April offers participants the chance to learn about an issue of global concern and how individuals, congregations, and communities can make a difference. The 2021 Seminar will take place virtually, April 9-11 on the theme of climate and food justice. Registration will open in December. Learn about the Intergenerational Spring Seminar and about open volunteer positions

2021 Spring Seminar

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Human Rights Discussion Guide

The UUA’s International Office has created a resource for congregations on cross-cultural engagement and the role of identity in organizing for justice. The resource includes stories from our work with justice partners in India, provoking congregants to reflect on themes like identity and privilege, trust, cultural difference, relationship-building, and human rights. This guide for a 75-minute online discussion would work well as an Adult Religious Education program or even an opportunity for a congregation’s Religious Education program to partner with their Social Justice leaders to hold a reflective and inspiring online discussion.

Discussion Guide

Congregational Engagement

Our online map tracks the congregations that are engaged with global Unitarian/Universalism in action. Take a look at the Internationally Engaged Congregations map - you'll be inspired by the connections being built and the initiatives moving forward. After reading what other groups have done, start planning how your congregation can get involved. We'd love to work with you! Reach out to our office at international@uua.org if you would like to coordinate a special program or visit.

View the Map

Act Globally

Act Globally is a seasonal newsletter from the UUA's International Office that includes announcements and news for engaging with global Unitarian/Universalism in action.

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International Office Staff

Reach out to the International Office staff to discuss how you can be involved in the important work of building a more peaceful, liberated, and just world community! We'd love to hear from you and will respond ASAP.

Email International Office Staff

Welcome to Our Global Faith

This 3-minute video introduces the global nature of Unitarian Universalism to new members of Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations.