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Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly!
Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly!

Please join the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office during our General Assembly 2014 Events!

  UU-UNO Director, Bruce Knotts, will be speaking at LGBTQ and Immigration - An Intersection of Human Rights, hosted by UURISE, on Thursday, June 26th, from 12:30pm-1:45pm (Program #2), at RICC-Hall D. While the DOMA ruling is welcome, we can’t let it overshadow discrimination of LGBTQ immigrants in detention and the community. LGBTQ immigrants seeking refuge from persecution find limited protection in US immigration law.  We consider current limitations of immigration laws, and how UUs can blend LGBTQ and immigration reform advocacy.   Beyond Borders: Implementing Intercultural Conversations, hosted by the UU-UNO will be held on Friday, June 27th, from 5:00pm-6:15pm (Program #7), at RICC-Ballroom BC. "Think globally, act locally". Panelists will address promoting cultural and spiritual inclusion and the importance and value of understanding.  We invite participants to look at their strengths in human rights and climate justice and encourage them to further strengthen their efforts by extending their passions to a global stage. Teresa Cooley, Bruce Knotts and Kamila Jacob will be speaking.   The Dana Greeley and Blue Ribbon Awards Reception will take place on Saturday, June 28th, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at Providence Biltmore L'Apogee 17. The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office will extend our gratitude to the Blue Ribbon Congregations for their hard work in achieving this status.They have successfully held a UN Sunday service or event, made a congregation donation or committed to an annual budget line, and had 15 or 5% of their members donate as individuals to the office, and have an envoy or envoy team. The Dana Greeley Sermon Award winner will be announced and refreshments will be served.   The Envoy Breakfast will be on Saturday, June 28th, from 7:00am to 8:30am, at the Providence Biltmore Salon 6. This is a unique opportunity to meet UN Office staff as well as envoys.  Come with your whole envoy team if possible. This is an opportunity to share your work with others and exchange ideas to enhance your Envoy toolbox! Aspiring Envoys are also welcome. RSVP Required (below).   [contact-form][contact-field label='First Name%26#x002c; Last Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Congregation (no acronyms please)' type='text' required='1'/][contact-field label='Envoy Status' type='select' required='1' options='Current Envoy,Former Envoy,Aspiring Envoy'/][contact-field label='Food allergies/Comments' type='textarea'/][/contact-form] .

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