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International Council of Unitarians and Universalists
Council Meeting & Conference
INDIA 
2018

Join us for our biennial Council Meeting & Conference to be held in North East India for the first time. The Unitarian Union of North East India (UUNEI) will be our hosts and invite us to join them for part of their community’s Annual Meeting to start off our week together.

WHEN: 10th February to 17th February 2018
WHERE: Khyndewso, RI Bhoi District, Meghalaya, India

 

As part of the thoughtful and powerful work of our most recent Council Meeting and Conference at Mennorode Conference Center in the Netherlands, the members and friends of the ICUU created and adopted a new Mission Statement: The mission of the ICUU is to empower existing and emerging member groups to sustain and grow our global faith community.

 

Rev. Sara Ascher – Incoming ICUU Executive Director

The Rev. Sara Ascher joined the ICUU staff as Executive Director beginning 1 August 2016. She can be reached via email at execdir@icuu.info.

Sara Ascher should be the initial contact for all enquiries from 1 August 2016, aside from any responses to correspondence from Steve Dick until November 2016.

Please note that ICUU email addresses have now changed due to a move to a new host for the website.

ICUU email addresses now have icuu.info after the @ symbol rather than icuu.net

For reference:

President David Gyero   pres@icuu.info

Executive Director   execdir@icuu.info

Outgoing Executive Director Steve Dick (until end of Jauary 2017)          execsec@icuu.info

 

 

On April 19, 2016 the Executive Committee of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) has confirmed the appointment of the Rev. Sara Ascher as the new Interim Executive Director of the organization. She will start her new service in August, taking over the position from current Executive Director, Rev. Steve Dick, retiring at the end of the year.

 

The situation in Burundi remains of concern with widespread violence mostly in Bujumbura but also in rural areas.  As a consequence, many deaths are registered and dead body are still found on the streets and other people are killed through fighting between armed groups and the police and the Army.

Video: 
Suspected Mass Graves in Burundi

Young Aduls

The UU Partner Church Council has set aside funds to provide assist young adult participants (ages 21 – 35) to attend the International Council of Unitarians & Universalists Conference and Council meeting in July 2016. It is our hope that these funds will make it possible for young adults to join in the important international work of our shared faith. 

In the interests of open access and transparency, grants to attend the ICUU Council Meeting and Conference to be held July 2016 in the Netherlands will be determined via an application process.

Kenya Faithfy

Dear Friends - the ICUU has worked to support emerging U-U groups in Kenya for more than five years.  Congregations in the USA, Canada, and Europe and other parts of Africa have helped in this process, and Kenyan Unitarianism has developed into a working coalition of six groups.  We aim to continue our support for the development of this Kenyan coalition, the UU Church of Kenya, with a parallel coalition of non-Kenyan congregations around the world, focusing together on organizational development and mentoring.  You may already be part of this growing coalition.