Dear participants and guests,
As representatives of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) we are delighted to participate in European Unitarians Together (EUT) once again.
This meeting of Unitarians, Unitarian Universalists, Free Religious and Humanists from different parts of Europe is hosted by two of our member organizations: the Unitarier – Religionsgemeinschaft freien Glaubens (URFG) and the European Unitarian Universalists (EUU).
In many ways the event resembles one of our emerging members – new, enthusiastic and fresh, and at the same time working hard to establish its footing in our global Unitarian family. We cherish your collaboration and mutual support here in Europe.
In our worldwide experience in helping emerging Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist groups, we know how important it is to come together, exchange ideas, and get to know each other. Our various faith traditions have tremendous common ground. At the same time our different cultural practices require each one of us to live our religion by honouring the ‘other’. We acknowledge that this is not always easy. But we have found that it is extremely rewarding.
Berlin holds special meaning for our extended community. The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) held its World Congress of Free Christianity and Religious Progress here in 1910.
Berlin is also home to the Unitarian Church in Berlin, founded in 1948.
On behalf of the ICUU, we are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!
Inga Brandes, President
Rev. Sara Ascher, Executive Director
Brandenburger Tor: Dietmar Rabich, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2931838
Berlin Alexanderplatz: Christian Wolf, www.c-w-design.de, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4269948