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  • Responding in the Wake of the Storm: Hurricane Matthew Relief and Environmental Racism

    By Kwanique Andrews Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 will be a day that will never be forgotten in South Haiti. About 90 percent of the area that Hurricane Matthew struck was completely destroyed, affecting residents in a variety of ways. Due to the destruction, the people living...
    2/20/2017
  • Hurricane Matthew - Why we care

    This blog post is written by Rebecca Bowe, an intern at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office working on the Racial Justice Initiative. This summer she spent 9 days in Haiti with a mental health team, aiming to implement a mental health component to a medical...
    By UUA International Resources: UU United Nations Office | 10/20/2016
  • All of Us Together on the Path to Justice

    The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28-May 5, 2012. In the post below, UUSC Haiti Emergency Response Manager Wendy Flick shared mid-trip snapshots of the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/10/2012
  • Hope in Haiti: Hard to Imagine, Easy to Find

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28–May 5, 2012. In the post below, trip participant Jocelyn Furbush writes about the hope and inspiration she experienced...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/9/2012
  • Many Ways to Build a Foundation

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28–May 5, 2012. In the post below, trip participant Barbara Nelson reflects on the various ways to build foundations — with...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/8/2012
  • Bringing Your Truest Self to Haiti

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28–May 5, 2012. In the post below, trip staffer Charles Huschle ruminates on the many qualities and skills that the trip...
    By UUA Communications: Information and Public Witness | 4/30/2012
  • Ready for More Invigorating Work in Haiti

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28–May 5, 2012. In the post below, trip communications specialist Nicole McConvery of the UUA writes in anticipation of a...
    By Nicole McConvery | 4/27/2012
  • The Papaye Peasant Movement: A Model for Us All in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10-17. In the post below, trip participant Linda McKim-Bell, UUSC's Pacific Northwest regional coordinator, highlights the example that the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/22/2012
  • Community and Song on the Front Porch in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10-17. In the post below, trip participant Linda Kim Duncan tells the story of a delightful song-filled evening of connection with people of the Papaye Peasant Movement...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/21/2012
  • A Day Rich with Learning and Language

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10–17. In the post below, trip participant Alison Gottlieb reflects on a full day of learning with the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/20/2012
  • Resourcefulness, Creativity, and Shared Values in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10-17. In the post below, trip participant Flannery Wheeler ruminates on her experiences of connection while working with the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP) on their eco...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/19/2012
  • Up Through the Mountains to the Papaye Peasant Movement

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10–17. In the post below, trip participant Diane Duesterhoeft reviews the journey to and arrival at the training center for the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). The UUA-...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/15/2012
  • This Is What a Construction Engineer Looks Like

    International Women's Day — which celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women throughout the world — is March 8. And while I believe we should honor women's accomplishmentsevery day, International Women's Day is a great reminder. This year, one of the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/5/2012
  • A Rewarding Opportunity

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. In the post below, trip participant Nuala Carpenter shares thoughts on the experience. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/17/2012
  • Leaving Haiti, Feeling Hopeful

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. Trip participant Casey Aspin reflects on the end of the journey in the post below. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the contributions...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/4/2012
  • Meeting the People Who Call the Eco-Village Home

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. Trip participant Casey Aspin writes about her experience in the post below. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the contributions of UUA...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/3/2012
  • Talking with Women of the Papaye Peasant Movement

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. Trip participant Casey Aspin writes about her experience in the post below. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the contributions of UUA...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/2/2012
  • Learning about Challenge, Progress, and Hope in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. Trip participant Casey Aspin writes about day four of her experience in the post below. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/31/2012
  • A Work Day at the Eco-Village in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. In the post below, trip participant Casey Aspin shares thoughts on working at the eco-village with local members of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). The...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/30/2012
  • Hundreds of Ways to Help People Live With Dignity

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21–28. In the post below, trip participant Casey Aspin shares thoughts on the first two days of the journey to help rebuild the community and lives of earthquake...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/27/2012
  • Standing Shoulder to Shoulder with Partners in Haiti

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21. In the post below, trip participant Kara Smith of UUSC shares her thoughts on the progress made so far and on...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/18/2012
  • A Way Forward: Reflections on Haiti

    UUSC was excited to partner with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, December 3–10. In the post below, trip-leader-in-training Nicole McConvery of the UUA reflects on lessons learned in Haiti. Cruising down the recently paved highway...
    By Nicole McConvery | 12/16/2011
  • Sights, Sounds and Lessons from Haiti

    The UU Service Committee was excited to partner with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, December 3–10. In the post below, written on December 9, participant George Wootton reflects on time spent working with the Papaye Peasant Movement (...
    By Eric Cherry | 12/13/2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Going to Haiti: Careful and Humble Listening to a Difficult Song

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Kevin Tarsa shares his thoughts on the journey to help rebuild the...
    By UUA Communications: Information and Public Witness | 6/1/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Understanding My Connection to the Natural World

    The  Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Karen Quinlan shares her thoughts on the journey. Our days are...
    By UUA Communications: Information and Public Witness | 6/1/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Reflection

    The  Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Christina Branum-Martin shares her thoughts on the journey. It has...
    By UUA Communications: Information and Public Witness | 5/31/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Moving to One Rhythm, One Common Aspiration

    The  Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Dennis Reynolds shares his thoughts on the journey....
    By UUA Communications: Information and Public Witness | 5/30/2011
  • Going to Haiti: First Impressions

    The  Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Norm Horofker shares his thoughts on the journey....
    By UUA Communications: Information and Public Witness | 5/29/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Pulling in the Same Direction to Rebuild Haiti

    In this blog post, UUSC President Rev. Dr. Bill Schulz shares the latest from the UUA/UUSC Joint JustWorks Seminarian Trip to Haiti. Leaders from UUSC, the UUA, and our two UU theological schools arrived in Port-au-Prince yesterday to join 10 seminarians (including three who...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/27/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Engaging in Service and Theological Reflection

    Due to a sudden illness, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales will not be joining the UUA-UUSC contingent in Haiti. Instead, the Rev. Eric Cherry, the UUA’s international resources director, has posted this message from Haiti. There is a palpable feeling of blessing and gratitude...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/26/2011
  • UUA, UUSC Presidents Embark on Joint Trip to Haiti

    Due to a sudden illness, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales will not be joining the UUA/UUSC contingent in Haiti. Instead, the Rev. Eric Cherry, the UUA’s International Resources director, is traveling to Haiti with the group. In response to last year's devastating earthquake...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/25/2011
  • Going to Haiti: A Seminarian's Search for a Roadmap for Responsible Presence

    The  Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Kye Flannery, a student at the Harvard Divinity...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/24/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Building Houses and Building Lasting Connections

    The  Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Seth Carrier, who graduated this past weekend from...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/24/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Embarking on the Seminarian Rebuilding Trip

    The  Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24 to 31. Participants are working with the Papaye Peasant Movement, a UUSC partner in the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/23/2011

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