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  • Lasting Impressions of Haiti

    UUSC was excited to partner with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20-27. In the post below, participant Rebecca Burns reflects on her time in Haiti - why she didn't want to leave and what she is taking...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/30/2011
  • The UUA's United Nations Office adds a new Youth Envoy Coordinator

    The UUA United Nations Office sadly had to say farewll to Kate Smith who left her position as the UNO's Youth Envoy Coordinator to study in China. Succeeding Kate is Kamila Jacob who comes to the UNO, as Kate did, with talent, ability and enthusiasm. Here, in her own words is...
    By Bruce Knotts | 8/30/2011
  • Family Watch International Fights UN Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Human Rights Initiatives

    The UUA's United Nations Office has been following the very disturbing trend of American fundamentalist ministers and politicians stoking the flames of homophobic bigotry around the world.  Countries of particular recent concern have been Uganda, Malawi, Jamaica and Nigeria....
    By Bruce Knotts | 8/26/2011
  • Whole and One Across Divisions

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the post below, participant Sydney Weddleton reflects on the power of common goals. Throughout my time thus far in...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/26/2011
  • Sounds of Haiti

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20-27. In the posts below, two participants share their first impressions.   The following post was written by youth participant...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/26/2011
  • Challenging Oppression in Haiti: The Power of the People

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. The following post was written by Charles Huschle, UUSC's senior associate for foundations and corporations and one of the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/26/2011
  • Big Fish, Little Fish: Building Foundations and Mobilizing Community in Haiti

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20—27. In the post below, participant Ravenna McGuire reflects on their first day working at the eco-village and learning about...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/24/2011
  • Youth Delegation: From Port-au-Prince to the Central Plateau

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the posts below, two participants share their first impressions.   The following post was written by Ravenna McGuire on...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/24/2011
  • UU-UNO at UN Climate Change Working Group

    On August 17th, 2011, the  climate change work group held a session to discuss preparation for the COP-17 meeting (17th Conference of the Parties), which will be held from November 28 - December 9, 2011 in Durban,South Africa. The COP-17 meeting will bring together...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/24/2011
  • Youth Delegation Arrives Safely in Haiti's Central Plateau

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the post below, trip leader Evan Seitz, UUSC's associate for experiential learning and youth services, gives a quick...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/23/2011
  • My First Look at Hope in Haiti

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the post below, Charles Huschle, UUSC's senior associate for foundations and corporations and one of the staff members...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/22/2011
  • The Papaye Peasant Movement’s Call for Community

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the post below, Jessica Atcheson, UUSC’s editor/writer, gives a quick update after the group arrived in the Central...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/22/2011
  • UUA Seminarian Scholar writes from Tsubaki Grand Shrine

      Christian Schmidt (the UUA's 2011 Tsubaki Grand Shrine Seminarian Scholar) writes from TGS after the first three days of his two-week stay It’s been a busy few days at Tsubaki Grand Shrine. In my first three days here, I have been given Shinto priest clothing to wear...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/17/2011
  • UU Society of Iowa City experiences transformative Service/Learning work in Guatemala

    The Iowa City Press-Citizen has a great article about a recent service/learning trip that 27 youth and adults from UUSIC took to Guatemala.  Experiences like this reflect a widely shared commitment among Unitarian Universalists that UUA President Peter Morales has identified as...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/12/2011
  • A UU-UNO High School Intern and Youth Envoy Learns about Youth Development at the United Nations

    by Olivia Legan, UU-UNO Intern The panel members had not yet opened their mouths to speak, but the conference room was already buzzing with conversation. The chatter was unusual with many different accents and languages ricocheting from wall to wall. Sharp inflections of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/9/2011
  • I Sit, I Think, I Wonder…

    Beginning August 5, 2011, Erik Mohn, UUA Young Adult Spirituality & Service Consultant, will be embarking on a 24-day journey to Ghana where he will volunteer in a health clinic, a school, and an orphanage through Amizade, a global service learning organization. Here Erik...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/5/2011
  • A Week of Service in Haiti

    Two church groups recently went to Haiti in July, each for a week of service. The first group, from Arlington Street Church in Boston, went to work at a school in a camp. The second group –including participants from the First Parish Church in Cambridge – went to provide medical...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/4/2011
  • Hiroshima Day 2011

    That fateful summer, 8:15. The roar of a B-29 breaks the morning calm. A parachute opens in the blue sky. Then suddenly, a flash, an enormous blast—silence—hell on Earth... August 6th marks the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The UUA's International Office has a...
    By Nicole McConvery | 8/4/2011
  • UN Sunday - October 24, 2011

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) is proud to announce the completion of our 2011 United Nation Sunday resource packet. In celebration of the founding of the UN on October 24th, 1945, the UU-UNO invites congregations and individual UUs to deepen their...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/3/2011

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