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  • Basic Freedoms in a Homophobic World

    On February 27th, 2014 the NGO Committee on Human Rights and Unitarian Univeralist United Nations Office held a panel discussion on Homophobia around the world.The panel centered on actions taken by the Russian, Ugandan, Nigerian, and Indian governments against the LGBTQIA...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/4/2014
  • Uganda Passes the Anti Homosexuality Bill

    On Friday, December 20, 2013, the Ugandan Parliament passed the long-dreaded kill-the-gays bill otherwise known as the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.  The bill, as passed, does not call for the death penalty; instead, it mandates life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality."...
    By Bruce Knotts | 12/20/2013
  • No Longer in My Name: A Faith-Based Response to Faith-Based Intolerance

      In over 76 countries, religion is used as a rationale to oppress people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Now is the time for people of faith to respond to faith-based intolerance and, on June 12, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/18/2013
  • Groundbreaking Event on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts: A Recap

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office organizes a groundbreaking discussion on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts! Selling the Promise of Change: International Health and Policy Consequences of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) Jan 31st 1-3 @ United Nations...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/15/2013
  • Dire Situation for Gays in Uganda

    Last week in Uganda the piece of legislation known to the world as the “Kill the Gays Bill” passed in Ugandan parliamentary committee. The bill can be voted into law any day and the Ugandan House Speaker has promised to pass the bill as a “Christmas gift” to the Ugandan people....
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/30/2012
  • Rev. Mark Kiyimba - Ugandan UU - receives NEA Award

    On July 1, 20012 Reverend Mark Kiyimba - the leader of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Uganda - was presented the National Education Association's "Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5mEjhjhtqk...
    By Rev. Eric Cherry | 7/9/2012
  • UU Led UN LGBT Consultation Agrees To Next Steps

    In the Spring of 2009, Human Rights Watch called the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office and said that fundamentalist ministers and politicians were inflaming homophobic hatred in Uganda.  Human Rights Watch asked the UU-UNO to form a coalition of progressive faith...
    By Bruce Knotts | 10/14/2011
  • Ugandan Cabinet Won't Bring the Kill-the-Gays Bill to a Vote

    The UUA learned on August 23rd, that the Ugandan Cabinet has decided not to allow the infamous anti-homosexuality bill to be voted on by Parliament. David Bahati, the parliament member who authored the legislation, vowed to bring the bill back in November, according to media...
    By Bruce Knotts | 8/31/2011
  • Eddoboozi representative goes to IDAHO conference

    The UUA has received word that a representative of our LGBT Human Rights organizational partner in Uganda - Eddoboozi - has been invited to attend the IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) Campaign conference on May 17th in Paris, France.   "John will travel to...
    By Rev. Eric Cherry | 5/13/2011
  • LGBT Human Rights in Uganda

    The human rights situation for LGBT people in Uganda is frightening. And brave Ugandans are standing on the side of love in incredibly inspiring ways. Unitarian Universalists around the world can join together to support the work happening in Uganda by contributing to the...
    By Rev. Eric Cherry | 1/25/2011
  • UUA-UUSC JustJourney to Uganda

    Witness to a Return Home: A Trip to Uganda, the first joint Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)-Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) JustJourney, started on November 4th and will continue until November 16th. Follow the journey here, where trip participants...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/11/2010
  • Rev. Mark Kiyimba Visits the UUA

    Yesterday, the UUA was paid a special visit by Rev. Mark Kiyimba, minister of the UU Church of Kampala, Uganda. UUA staff joined with President Rev. Peter Morales in welcoming Rev. Kiyimba during a reception held in his honor, earlier in the day. Rev. Kiyimba runs a school and...
    By Nicole McConvery | 10/8/2010
  • UUA-UUSC Offer First Joint Experiential Learning Trip to Uganda

    This November, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have partnered for the first time to offer an experiential learning journey to Uganda. In northern Uganda, more than 1.8 million people have been displaced from their...
    By Nicole McConvery | 9/15/2010

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