Encounter expressions of our Unitarian faith in a different culture
In partnership with the UUA International Office, we have designed intensive individual opportunities with overseas Unitarian and UU communities. These are suitable for ministers or DREs embarking on a sabbatical or study leave. These placements are supported by study materials that will help you gain new understanding about economic inequalities — particularly those related to the legacy of colonialism. They offer a rich encounter with historic and emerging expressions of our Unitarian faith in a different cultural context.
Each program site description includes resources to assist in your preparation and orientation. As part of your journey, we encourage you to adopt or deepen a contemplative practice in order to be as open as possible to new insight and learning. Elements of our online Study Guide will also support your preparation.
UUCSJ is committed to making these opportunities as accessible as possible. Limited financial assistance is available for each placement, and host communities generally provide housing.
Engage Unitarianism in India with members of the Unitarian Union of Northeast India (UUNEI), in a faith community that traces its roots to 1887.
This is an opportunity to learn about Unitarian Universalism in the Philippines in both a rural and an urban context, and to engage in skills-sharing and community building with colleagues of the UU Church of the Philippines (UUCP).
Engage Unitarian Universalism in Mexico — in the context of an expatriate community, an indigenous one, or both, to learn how our UU faith speaks in the unique cultural and historic environment of Mexico.