ICUU works with emerging & existing Unitarian/Universalist communities to help train and educate their current & upcoming leaders in areas of religious life. We strive to assist U/U communities around the world to build strong, vibrant, and self-sustaining congregations. Thanks to so many of you we made our goal and even surpassed it! Thank you for helping to bring the faith & leadership resources and training to our global family of faith! 

Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed

READ HERE Now presenting Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed’s book exploring for the first time, the origins and history of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists. In his dynamic and thoughtful writing, Morrison-Reed tells the story of how ICUU began, who the key players were and the central issues the newly formed organization tried to address. He openly talks about the struggles and tensions, the successes and the beauty of collaborative international faith work.

ICUU Council Meeting & Conference

We thrilled to share that we have found a wonderful venue to hold the conference in Kathmandu, Nepal and are moving forward with the conference! To learn more click HERE. Hope to see you in Kathmandu.

The Heart of Unitarianism/Universalism

Dear Member Groups & Friends,

I want to give you an update on what has been happening in the ICUU over the past few months. 

Please click READ HERE to see the full text of our latest update to the ICUU global community.


Sara Ascher

The mission of the ICUU is to empower existing and emerging member groups to sustain and grow our global faith community.




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.

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.