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UUA International Blog Archive
UUA International Blog Archive
International Engagement & Building Peace
  • First in Asia: Progress towards Marriage Equality in Taiwan

    For the past two years, it has been my honor to chair the NGO/DPI Executive Committee, which represents about 1,500 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) affiliated with the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the United Nations. For many years, the chair of the NGO/DPI...
    By Bruce Knotts | 5/8/2017
  • Thinking Equal in Vietnam

    Bruce Knotts is the Director of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office. In January, he travelled to Vietnam to endorse the Think Equal initiative and to China to encourage greater civil society participation at the United Nations. Here, he writes about his experience...
    By Bruce Knotts | 3/1/2017
  • Asian LGBT Communities: Creating Safe and Tolerant Space

    By Mengxi Zhao Recently the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) held a discussion panel themed “Creating Safe and Tolerant Space for Asian LGBT Communities” in the UN Church Center. Four panelists: Robert Kaku Gunn, Lu Jun, Rashima Kwatra, and Omair Paul...
    2/14/2017
  • The God Wound

       by  EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection  Rev. Tet Gallardo, minister of the Bicutan UU Church in Manila (Philippines), reflects on the challenging process of healing, grappling with doubt, the relativity of certainty, and resiliency in the face of natural disaster. The...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/8/2014
  • Typhoon Pablo impacts UU Church of the Philippines

    Yesterday evening the UUA received news that Typhoon Pablo had impacted the UU Church of the Philippines headquarters in Dumaguette City.  News from the UU congregations throughout Negros Island is still coming in, but so far most of the damage reported by them is to...
    By Rev. Eric Cherry | 12/6/2012
  • Typhoon in the Philippines

    This past weekend Typhoon Sendong struck the southern Philippines island of Mindinao causing the deaths of nearly 700 people with more than 800 additional people still missing.  Recovery efforts are underway. The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines is centered in...
    By Rev. Eric Cherry | 12/19/2011
  • Bringing a message of deep condolence, spiritual support, and solidarity to interfaith partners in Japan (Part II)

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have created the UUA/UUSC Japan Relief Fund to support the work of our interfaith partners in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami. The Director of International...
    By Rev. Eric Cherry | 4/6/2011
  • Bringing a message of deep condolence, spiritual support, and solidarity to interfaith partners in Japan

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have created the UUA/UUSC Japan Relief Fund to support the work of our interfaith partners in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami. The Director of International...
    By Rev. Eric Cherry | 3/31/2011
  • American-Nepali Students’ and Women’s Educational Relief

    American-Nepali Students’ and Women’s Educational Relief (ANSWER) is a nonprofit, non-partisan, non-religious organization that empowers low-caste children through education. Defining education as more than basic literacy, ANSWER makes a commitment to each child it works with...
    By Nicole McConvery | 1/28/2011

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