International Unitarian/Universalist Collaboration

Below is a record of the journey and process involved in reorganizing the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) and the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council (UUPCC) to form a new organization with a mission to carry forward the shared values of international collaboration and mutual faithful engagement. Leaders from each organization met with the UUA's International Office throughout 2020 - 2021 in an "International U/U Collaboration Group" to coordinate this process.

A New Vision

In September 2020, the International U/U Collaboration Group shared A New Vision Report (pdf), proposing "the establishment of a single organisation that would more effectively take forward the shared values of ICUU and UUPCC in its work."

On January 19, 2021, a UUPCC membership meeting was held via Zoom and with a quorum in attendance, this question was put forth for a vote: "Do you approve the proposed direction from the September “A New Vision” report, which recommends the UUPCC and the ICUU combine the two into a new entity?" The vote was overwhelmingly YES to support the direction of the ongoing discussions of the committee.

Updates from the International Collaboration Group

  1. April 2021: Read the updated "New Vision" report (pdf) from the International Collaboration Group
  2. August 2021: Read the August 31 UUPCC message (pdf) including an update about the International Collaboration Group
  3. September 2021: Read the Concluding Recommendations report (pdf) from the International Collaboration Group and watch their video message (Vimeo).

UUPCC Dissolution Vote

  1. Read the meeting packet (pdf) for an October 1, 2021 Membership Meeting of the UUPCC including the Resolution put forward by the Board of Directors along with important details on the Voting Procedures for both Individual and Institutional members.
  2. View the video recordings of meetings held in September 2021 by UUPCC for their members to consider and discuss the question of dissolution: recording of the September 27 meeting (passcode: b^@V7Zve); recording of the September 28 meeting (passcode: HhbS=10+).
  3. View the video recording of the October 1, 2021 UUPCC Membership Dissolution Vote. (passcode: yxXsDX7!)

UUA Commitment to International Collaboration

Please read a letter from the Unitarian Universalist Association (pdf) in support of this transition. It also makes clear their financial support for this ongoing work.