October Dedicated Offering for the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO)
Dedicated Offerings provide a way for our Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst to recognize and financially support worthy organizations engaged in projects that reflect our guiding Unitarian Universalist principles.
The UU-UNO has a unique position in bringing Unitarian Universalist values to the global community and a global perspective to Unitarian Universalism. Youth from our congregation have participated in the UU-UNO Spring Seminar, which brings Unitarian Universalist youth and adults together to study the issues the UN is addressing.
The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) is engaged in international advocacy work at the UN based on Unitarian Universalist values. From involvement in the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to leading the faith caucus to establish the International Criminal Court, to overcoming UN apathy about sexual orientation & gender identity issues, the UU-UNO has a long history of providing strong leadership in all aspects of human rights at a policy level through UN consultative status. https://www.uua.org/international-justice/un
Here are some of the program areas the UU United Nations Office works on year-round:
EVERY CHILD IS OUR CHILD
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER (LGBTQ) AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION/GENDER IDENTITY (SOGI) HUMAN RIGHTS
WOMEN’S RIGHTS INITIATIVE
CLIMATE JUSTICE INITIATIVE
RACIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE
Participate in the Intergenerational Spring Seminar: Every April, youth and adults gather in New York City for our exciting and educational Spring Seminar. All participants gain a deeper understanding on a topic of global concern and have a lot of fun. Past seminars have focused on indigenous peoples’ rights, criminal justice, economic inequality, disarmament, migration, and gender equity. The 2020 Intergenerational Spring Seminar will address the issue of climate justice. Both youth and adults attending the Spring Seminar take on important leadership roles in its planning and execution. www.uua.org/unspringseminar