It is the evening of September 18, 2012, the 125th anniversary of the founding of the first Khasi Unitarian church by Hajom Kissor Singh in 1887. I am walking through the city of Jowai with 1,000 other Unitarians. The men, women and children in the procession are carrying flaming torches and singing or humming along to the Unitarian hymns coming from a sound truck.
This is the year we celebrate our twenty years as an organization called the UU Partner Church Council. We remember our founders, the dreamers who helped make these partnerships happen. But the true celebration is between our congregations here and there, between our young people, our choirs, our lay leaders and our clergy.
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UUPCC in 2013, it’s a propitious time to think about creating an archive of your partnership. Here are some suggestions for how to do that.
In December, I participated in a web-based seminar hosted by the International Council of U*Us (ICUU). The topic was a Memo published jointly by the ICUU, the UUA International Office, and the UUPCC. This is the text of the Executive Director's remarks.