You are cordially invited to attend the UU-UNO annual gala fundraiser on Wednesday, November 5th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the 4th Universalist Society, 160 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023 to honor the Great Unifier, Rev. Terry Sweetser. Tickets can be purchased at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/882441 . To donate to the auction or sponsor an attendee, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . However, you need not purchase your tickets because an anonymous donor has made it possible for us to offer you admission to this gala at no cost to you.
The UU-UNO is your voice at the United Nations, where UUs influence global policy. The UNO has changed United Nations policy from apathy to total engagement to advocate for sexual orientation/gender identity human rights. Our success in this area has produced invitations to consult on human rights at the White House, at the Department of State and at the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with Prime Minister’s staff. This phenomenal achievement has catapulted the UNO into leadership of:
- NGO Committee on Human Rights, Chair
- NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, President and CEO
- NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, governing board member
- Faith and Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court, Chair
The UU-UNO will honor Rev. Terry Sweetser who had the vision to bring the UNO back into the UUA. In 1970, the UUA no longer had funds to support the UNO, so it became an independent agency. Under the inspiration and guidance of Rev. Terry Sweetser, the UNO returned to the UUA in 2011 and he shepherded the UNO integration process into the UUA structure. The UNO has given the UUA a real voice at the United Nations and the UUA has given the UNO depth of support and policy guidance, especially as it relates to UU congregations around the world. It’s a great marriage and we want you to celebrate with us and help us thank the Great Unifier, Rev. Terry Sweetser.