CONGREGATIONAL PROGRAM

 

The Global Literacy Project

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FOREGROUND

GUIDELINES FOR FACILITATORS

Project Overview

SESSION IHow is each of us connected globally?

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SESSION IIWho is in our U*U Global Village Network?

SESSION IIIHow is the challenge of achieving Women’s Rights worldwide being addressed?

SESSION IVWhat strategies and model programs are working to end poverty and improve women’s lives?

SESSION VHow can we develop global partnerships based on right relations?

SESSION VIHow can we weave the U*U Global Village Network?

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Global Literacy Project: 
Weaving our U*U Global Village Network
A Project of the International Convocation
of Unitarian Universalist Women

To be held in Houston, February 26-March 1, 2009
Registration online at icuuw.com
By Rev. Dorothy May Emerson

The Global Literacy Project is an exciting, new six session program to educate ourselves about our U*U global village, the challenges women face globally and what U*Us are doing about improving women’s lives. “Global literacy” means becoming informed about what it means to be effective global citizens.
The program provides a process and internet-based resources for participants to learn about:

  • Mapping personal global connections
  • U*U and United Nations organizations working globally to improve women’s lives
  • Stories of U*U women from around the globe
  • Developing global partnerships based on right relations
  • Strengthening our U*U global village network
  • Participating in the International Convocation of U*U Women in person and via the internet

Individuals, families,Text Box:   congregations, women’s groups and other organizations are invited to use the program. Guidelines are provided for six two-hour sessions, with additional resources for individual exploration and reflection.

Generous financial support provided by The Fund for International Unitarian Universalism and Southwest UU Women (SWUUW).
Note: U*U is an abbreviation developed by the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists to be inclusive of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist groups.

Contents
SESSION I:  How is each of us connected globally?

  • Mapping personal connections and networks and considering what it means to be in right relations with those with whom we are connected

SESSION II:  Who is in our U*U Global Village Network?

  • Learning about U*U international organizations and programs and hearing stories of women in countries where there is a U*U presence

SESSION III:  How is the challenge of achieving Women’s Rights worldwide being addressed?

  • Facing hard facts about the status of women and exploring ways the United Nations and other organizations work to improve women’s lives

SESSION IV:  What strategies and model programs are working to end poverty and improve women’s lives?

  • Learning about the Millennium Development Goals and programs that bring hope and transformation to those who live in extreme poverty

SESSION V:  How can we develop global partnerships based on right relations?

  • Identifying practices and characteristics of effective partnerships, including new capacity-building programs based on right relations

SESSION VI:  How can we weave the U*U Global Village Network?

  • Exploring ways to increase connections among U*Us around the world and participate in the International Convocation of U*U Women both in person and via the internet