International Council of Unitarians and Universalists


The ICUU provides resources for our member and emerging groups as well as friends of the ICUU to use in their faith communities as they engage and become part of our global family of faith. Many of these resources are offered by our member emerging groups that our member groups and friends and we hope you find them interesting and helpful.

2011 Archive

Global Chalice Lighting for January 2011 The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists announces the 89th in its monthly series of global chalice lighting readings. Congregations worldwide are invited to participate. All ICUU-affiliated groups have been asked to submit brief chalice lightings for the project. Every month, a reading will be distributed to Unitarian and […]

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2010 Archive

ICUU Global Chalice Lightings for 2010 January 2010 As one small flame fills a whole room with light, So may we radiate hope, courage and good cheer in our homes, in our worship and in all the corners of our world. Celia Midgley British General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches February 2010 […]

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2009 Archive

ICUU Global Chalice Lightings for 2009 January 2009 Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. — from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office ( Die Anerkennung […]

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2008 Archive

ICUU Global Chalice Lightings for 2008 January, 2008 We light this chalice as a symbol of our faith. By its light, may our vision be illumined By its warmth, may our fellowship be encouraged And by its flame, may our yearnings for peace, justice, and the life of the spirit be enkindled. Nous allumons cette […]

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2007 Archive

December 2007 (In English, French, Italian and German) In times of darkness we stumble towards the tiny flame. In times of cold we seek the warming fire. In times of repression we reach for the lamp of truth. In times of loss we pray for the comforting light. In times of joy we light a […]

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2006 Archive

December 2006 Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Walk humbly, now. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. — from the Talmud submitted by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee November 2006 (in English, Spanish […]

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2005 Archive

December 2005 (In English and Spanish) We light this flame that represents the lightof Truth, the warmth of Love, and the energy of Action. Encendemos esta llama que representa la Luz de la Verdad, el Calor del Amor, y la Energia de la Acción. — Lillian Burlando Peace and Harmony Center, Argentina November 2005 (In […]

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2003 Archive

December 2003 (in English and Spanish) We light this chalice to remember that life is born again every day. Encendemos este cáliz como recuerdo de que la vida nace de nuevo cada día. Submitted by la Sociedad Unitaria Universalista de España November 2003 We kindle this light in the centre of our circle. May it […]

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