UUs Acting Globally
For some of us, walking through the front door of the “church across from the library” was our first introduction to Unitarian Universalism. Maybe we were seeking a liberal religious education for our children and a neighbor mentioned how different and special this church is or we saw stories about UUs being in the forefront of so many important social justice issues facing our local community, state or country.
But then we learned about the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), the UU Partner Church Council, and many other world-wide organizations and realized how active Unitarian Universalism is beyond our local congregation. Throughout the world, the UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. Their first mission was rescuing refugees from the Nazis as shown in the recent PBS special “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War”. The UUSC advances a full array of human rights – promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice and protecting rights at risk. See http://www.uusc.org/.
The mission of the UU Partner Church Council is to foster and support partner relationships between UU congregations and individuals in the US and Canada with UU congregations and schools in other countries where partnering is sought and welcomed. Our church has a relationship with the church in Ikland, Romania and a number of our members have visited there in support of this partnership. Read more about the Council and its activities at http://uupcc.org/
The UUA’s International staff team has introduced an e-newsletter to share the breadth and depth of the “Global UU Story”. The amazing stories about our involvement internationally will fill you with pride.