In addition to ICUU sponsored events such as the Council Meetings, many member groups sponsor travel events and national meetings where international visitors are welcome. The Calendar page shows all events according to date. Member Group Events lists opportunities in greater detail.
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KUJENGA MADARAJA: Spanning Cultures
ICUU Conference & Council Meeting to be held in USA for First Time in January 2014 in New York!
You are invited to the next
International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) Conference & Council Meeting
from 28 to 31 January 2014
at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation At Shelter Rock in Manhasset, New York, USA
We will gather to explore how our progressive religion, known by many as Unitarianism and Unitarian Universalism, can be a language of faith spanning cultures and uniting us in love and compassion.
Kujenga Madaraja is a Swahili phrase as in “Bora kujenga madaraja kuliko kuta” which translates as “It is better to build bridges than walls” and is taken to mean “It is better to unite than to separate people.” Swahili is mainly spoken as a second language by many Africans, to communicate with others beyond the tongue of their own tribe.
It reminds us of the potential of our language of faith to transcend the cultures that may separate us if we can discover and master multi-cultural skills and perspectives.
The program will include theme talks, worship services, chalice circle groups and other activities, as well as opportunities for networking and getting to know sisters and brothers from around the world.
Sessions will be held in the beautiful and inspiring campus of the Shelter Rock U-U congregation. Participant accommodation will be available at the Adria and Ramada hotels in nearby Bayside with shuttle transportation to the meeting site.
On Friday 31 January, the Conference will move to the United Nations Churches Centre in New York City and will include a group tour of the United Nations headquarters and a closing ceremony and worship service in the interfaith chapel.
An international ministers conference and a training event for those involved in local religious leadership, both held at UU churches in New York City, will be among the optional activities available the following weekend (1-2 February). Tours and other opportunities for exploration are being planned for both before and after the conference.
Further details, including prices and registration arrangements, will be forthcoming in the next month. To receive this information delivered directly to your email inbox, subscribe to the ICUU mailng list (see link on the home page of this site) or “Like” the new ICUU Facebook page at www.facebook.com/InternationalUUs.
What is a Council Meeting like? Some of the documents and image links below can give you a sense of our activities and business.
2009 Council Meeting Documents
2007 Oberwesel Council Meeting schedule
Attendees at the 2007 Council Meeting in Oberwsesel, Germany
Some of ICUU's founders gather at Montserrat Council Meeting, 2005