The UU Partner Church Council working collaboratively with the UUMA and the Hungarian Unitarian Church (HUC) Ministers Association is thrilled to offer the first ever joint UUMA/HUC Ministers Association pilgrimage in conjunction with celebration of the 450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda. Beginning and ending in Kolozsvár/Cluj, this pilgrimage will take participants to the region's most significant Unitarian holy places including Torda, Gyulaferhervar & Deva. It will include attending the dedication of the Center for Religious Freedom in the renovated Bishop's House in Kolozsvár and a conference on religious freedom led by a panel of theologians from Transylvania, the US, Indonesia, India and Burundi (including Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt). The pilgrimage will include three days of conversation and programming with Hungarian Unitarian Church colleagues at a retreat center in the Transylvanian Unitarian heartland.
This pilgrimage is ONLY open to members of the UUMA who are in preliminary or final fellowship and members of the Hungarian Unitarian Church Ministers Association. In order to foster bonds with Hungarian Unitarian Church counterparts that might endure for many years of service in ministry, priority registration will be given to ministers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.
In addition to this main trip, we also offer an optional 4 day/3 night pre-trip extension to Budapest. Contact UUPCC Executive Director Rev. Roger Bertschausen or visit the Registration Page for more information.
Price: from $1,295/minister + $150 registration fee (airfare not included). Limited travel grants will be available from the UUPCC and possibly other sources for ministers in their 20s, 30s, or 40s. Registration closes: April 17, 2018 - 11:00pm CDT.