Bruce Knotts, Director of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, will present a lecture titled “United Nations Work on Global Issues in a Time of Increasing Nationalism” at Unitarian Church North on Sunday, March 5, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. Reservations may be made through Eventbrite here.
Knotts will also speak during the Sunday church service, which begins at 10 a.m. His remarks are titled “Born Free and Equal: Time for Resistance.” All are welcome to attend.
Bruce Knotts’ career as a human rights advocate spans decades and includes service as a Peace Corp volunteer in Ethiopia and 23 years in the U.S. State Department with diplomatic assignments in Greece, Zambia, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire and The Gambia. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2007 and began directing the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) in 2008. Knotts founded faith-based advocacy for sexual orientation/gender identity human rights at the United Nations and continues to advocate for the rights of women, indigenous peoples and for sustainable development in moral terms of faith and values. Knotts is co-chair of the UN Non-Governmental Organizations Committee on Human Rights, the chair of the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, and serves on the Board of the NGO UN Committee on Sustainable Development.
Unitarian Church North is a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Unitarian Universalism’s affirmation of the inherent worth and dignity of all persons is the foundation of the denomination’s advocacy for religious freedom, civil rights, social justice and marriage equality.