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Following the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunamis on Friday, March 11, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has been in contact with our religious partners in Japan to express our concern and our willingness to partner with them in recovery efforts.
UUA President Peter Morales issued a statement in which he said, " We, at the UUA, will hold the country of Japan in our hearts, as we work to support them in their time of great need." Read his full statement.
Our partners, including Rissho Kosei-kai, Tsubaki Grand Shrine, the Konko Church of Izuo, the Tokyo Dojin Church, and the Japan Chapter of the International Association for Religious Freedom are all in discernment about the specific efforts they will be taking to support recovery work, and the UUA and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) will walk with them in the directions that are ultimately chosen and will make all appropriate decisions about the distribution of the funds. Learn more (PDF) about how these donations are being used!
Please join with Unitarian Universalists throughout the United States by contributing to the UUA-UUSC Japan Relief Fund which will support the work that our Japanese partners pursue. Read an important appeal for support from President Morales and UUSC President William F. Schulz.
You can donate to this fund by mailing a check, calling us, or giving a gift of stock.
Congregations around the country have chosen to take special collections for this Fund and we are grateful for the generous response that we have received already.
To aid this effort we have created downloadable instructions online about how to return your gifts to the UUA if you decide to take a special collection.
For more information contact giftinfo @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Monday, January 21, 2013.
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