It is time for us, as Unitarian Universalists, to connect deeply with our interdependent world community. During this service, we will reflect on what sometimes seems an impossibly daunting task and recommit to engagement and action in the global struggle against institutionalized inequalities and discrimination. Allison Hess grew up in Thousand Oaks, CA attending the Conejo Valley UU Fellowship. After working in Africa, Allison joined the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office as Envoy Coordinator at the beginning of 2015, connecting UU congregations across the US and Canada to the work of the United Nations. As of July 2016, Allison serves as International Engagement Associate at the Unitarian Universalist Association.