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


Holdeen India Program