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...
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 was at a standstill – hundreds of millions out of work. Surging infections have forced people to line up for hours outside hospitals in the searing heat, waiting for medicine, oxygen, and hospital beds that may not exist. The raging virus has not spared anyone – small towns, villages, and big cities have all been hit hard. The road to recovery will be long and challenging. 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.
Webinar Series: Unitarian/Universalism’s Colonial Legacy: Are We an Imperial Faith?
During 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 question: Are we an imperial faith? The series is now available as a free course on UU Leadership Institute.
Save the Date: UN Intergenerational Spring Seminar
The UU@UN's annual Intergenerational Spring Seminar offers participants the chance to learn about an issue of global concern and how individuals, congregations, and communities can make a difference. The 2022 Seminar, held April 22 - May 1, will include virtual programming and small in-person local gatherings, addressing the theme "Displacement and Human Rights: All In for Climate Justice." Registration will open in January.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to coordinate a special program or visit.
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.