UUA International Resources

Photo of the UUA's International Staff group at their 2019 staff group retreat, sitting in front of a "Black Lives Matter" sign.

UUA International Staff group at their 2019 staff group retreat at UUA office in Boston. Left to right: Allison Hess, International Engagement Associate; Bruce Knotts, Director of UU Office at the UN; Rob Kipp, International Programs Administrator; Dr. Diane Johnson, retreat facilitator; Shreya Bhattacharya, Holdeen India Program Consultant; Derek Mitchell, Holdeen India Program Director; Rev. Alicia Forde, International Office Director.

Warm greetings from the staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA’s) Office of International Resources (IRO). Thank you for visiting us online. Our office supports congregations as they respond to the call of the UUA’s Sixth Principle: "to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all."

Our Mission

The three-fold mission of the International Resources Office is to:

  • Provides resources to congregations for international engagement;
  • Coordinate with Unitarian, Universalist, or Unitarian Universalist (U/U) organizations involved in international ministry;
  • Maintain and develop linkages with historic and new Unitarian/Universalist judicatories around the world based upon principles of right relationship.

Seeking to support congregations by way of resources and affiliations, the IRO is available to all UUA congregations that are either internationally-engaged or in the process of developing internationally-focused ministries. Please contact the IRO whenever consultation or support would be helpful.

  • Fax: (617) 523-4123

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Register today for the Post-Imperial Futures conference! Scholars. Activists. Ministers. Leaders: The legacy of Empire and its desire to dominate and mark out Otherness has us participate in harmful colonial enterprises. Participants will be equipped with resources and practices to live into the...

By UUA International Resources | September 29, 2022 | From International Unitarian Universalism
Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice, International Opportunities

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

At the 2017 conference for the Australia and New Zealand Unitarian Universalist Association (ANZUUA), the new ANZUUA president Rev. Rob MacPherson issued a growth challenge to member organizations in the region.

By UUA International Resources | January 24, 2018 | From International Unitarian Universalism
Tagged as: Congregational Action, International Opportunities

Unitarians in Poland - Then and Now: A Historical Study Tour with the Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson June 6-11, 2017 JOIN US on a visit to the 16th century’s Unitarian “heartland” where early religious dissenters —who called themselves the Polish Brethren—first established congregations in the...

By UUA International Resources | December 6, 2016 | From International Unitarian Universalism

The Rev. Fulgence Ndagijimana, minister of the Unitarian Church of Burundi, provides a reaction to the recent UN Human Rights report following their investigation into events in Burundi. Since April 2015, when people massively took to the streets to oppose a controversial third presidential term,...

By UUA International Resources | October 17, 2016 | From International Unitarian Universalism
Tagged as: International Human Rights & Justice

This guest post on our blog is by Dranwell Barishisha "Barri" Mukhim. Barri is a member of the Unitarian Union of North East India; here, she writes about what Indian Independence Day (August 15) means to her as a http://unitarianchurchnortheastindia.blogspot.com/2010/10/unitarians-in… Unitarian.

By UUA International Resources | August 15, 2016 | From International Unitarian Universalism

The violent atrocities and political impasse in Burundi that have threatened our Unitarian siblings there continue to be of great concern to the international community. On July 29, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution, UN Security Council Re… 2303, requesting that the...

By UUA International Resources | August 11, 2016 | From International Unitarian Universalism

When it comes to addressing climate change, we must draw from as many sources as possible to seek creative solutions. On July 13, I attended a side event at the United Nations Headquarters titled “Getting to Zero: A Poverty, Environment, and Climate Call to Action for the Sustainable Development...

By UUA International Resources | August 10, 2016 | From International Unitarian Universalism
Tagged as: Climate Change

At the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO), we work to ensure that all people’s human rights are upheld and respected, no matter who they are or what their circumstances. Although advocacy areas are often separated, with some organizations and people working to combat...

By UUA International Resources | August 8, 2016 | From International Unitarian Universalism
Tagged as: LGBTQ Issues

With the summer Olympics coming up this month, sports are at the front of people's minds worldwide. Every couple of years we are reminded of the power of sports to bring the international community together in constructive, friendly competition....

By UUA International Resources | August 4, 2016 | From International Unitarian Universalism
Tagged as: Economic Justice

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By William Williamson on behalf of UUA International Resources
General Assembly 2018 will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105 (map). As UUs from across the world meet in America's most centrally located major metropolitan area, an opportunity arises. The Joint Working Group will be hosting a least one workshop focused on...
June 19, 2018 - June 23, 2018 | Part of Torda450 Celebrations!
By William Williamson on behalf of UUA International Resources
The ‘Reimagining Interfaith” conference in Washington, DC. This event will engage many of the themes of Torda450, and include a celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Edict of Torda. During the conference, The International Association for Religious Freedom’s 35th World Congress - will also take place. All...
July 28, 2018 - July 31, 2018 | Part of Torda450 Celebrations!
By William Williamson on behalf of UUA International Resources
The Torda450 theological dialogue comes to New York City, and will address issues of ‘Freedom and Resistance” concurrently with the annual UU United Nations Office Spring Seminar. Specific dates and registration information coming in Fall, 2017...
Part of Torda450 Celebrations!

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