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UUA International Blog Archive
UUA International Blog Archive
International Engagement & Building Peace
  • How the "Impossible" Became Possible

    Recent reports about the use of chemical weapons in Syria in 2017 and the international responses help demonstrate the way that international law works. A treaty to ban the use of chemical weapons officially became international law in 1997 when the minimum number of countries (...
    By Joanne Dufour | 2/28/2018
    Filed in: Disarmament
  • The Heart of Unitarian/Universalism - 2018 ICUU Conference

    What is the Heart of Unitarian/Universalism? What is at the core of our varied theologies and diverse cultural contexts that brings Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists together as a single faith? What does this faith call us to be and to do, today? These were the central...
    By Allison Hess | 2/27/2018
  • Listening to Our Neighbors

    Despite the commendable efforts by activists in past years to disarm our world, why then do we live in an armed world which could be utterly destroyed with the pressing of a few buttons? Perhaps the fear of nuclear war we are now experiencing will prompt a return to the sanity...
    By Joanne Dufour | 2/14/2018
    Filed in: Disarmament
  • The Plight of Immigrants, in our community and in the world

    I’m sitting in the waiting room at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention center.  I am one of two white faces in the crowd of many brown faces.  The other white face is the guard. The brown faces look despondent, overwhelmed, some are frightened.  I...
    By Jerald Ross | 2/7/2018

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