UUA International Blog Archive
UUA International Blog Archive
International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Remembering the Past and Mending the Present: The Value of Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

    The United States has made little effort to improve their relationship with Native Americans compared to what other countries have done with indigenous populations. Starting in the 1600s Native American history has been riddled with mass genocide, residential schools, and...
    By Lindsey Mayer | 1/28/2020
  • Bouncers and Sleep Deprivation at COP 25

    When I arrived at my hotel in Madrid the lobby was abuzz with a crowd of young people from Asia and Romania who had arrived to join Friday’s march of half a million people to demand climate action. The most visible public voice was Greta Thunberg, the Swedish student who had...
    By Ahti Tolvanen | 1/24/2020
  • When War Was Declared Illegal: The Kellogg-Briand Pact

    Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro chose to begin their book, The Internationalists, with the following description of the historic event on August 27, 1928: “On that day, crowds gathered outside the Quai d’Orsay to watch the world leaders arrive at the Clock Room in the immense...
    By Joanne Dufour | 1/7/2020
    Filed in: Disarmament

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