Sunday, October 25th is United Nations Sunday around the world. That date commemorates the anniversary of the creation of the UN. The original UN charter was ratified on October 24, 1945.
First U often celebrated UN Sunday, back when we had an active UU-UNO Committee. We decorated the sanctuary with flags from many nations, and invited guest speakers on that day. Now we are trying to revive interest in the UU-United Nations Office. On Sunday, January 10th Bruce Knotts, the Executive Director of the UU-UNO will be here at First U. He will offer a workshop and then preach at our worship service that morning.
Prior to his coming, we invite you to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with the UU United Nations Office. You can learn all about them here: http://www.uua.org/international/un. Supporting our UU work at the UN is a way to affirm the UU principle that calls for 'the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.” It is good to know that the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, located in New York City across from the United Nations building, is there to advocate for UU values. They can also serve us at First U by keeping us informed about the United Nations and global human rights and justice issues.