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  • JustJourney to Uganda comes to an end

    This blogpost is part of a series related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. This blogpost is written by UUA International Resources Director Rev. Eric Cherry. The JustJourney to Uganda ended on November 16 after two days of delightful hospitality with...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/24/2010
  • Clinton honors SEWA founder Ela Bhatt with Fairness Award

    Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented the first Global Fairness Initiative Award to Ela Bhatt , founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), a partner of the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP). "She (Bhatt) has helped not only...
    By Nicole McConvery | 11/16/2010
  • Humbled and hopeful

    This blogpost is part of a series related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda. In this blogpost Constance Kane , UUSC’s vice president and COO, reflects on the first leg of the Uganda JustJourney, moved and inspired by the people she has met and the stories she has heard....
    By Eric Cherry | 11/16/2010
  • Villages of Pader deep in the Bush

    This blogpost is part of a series related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 21010. John Crossan, a participant on the Uganda JustJourney, shares his awe of the villages of northern Uganda and the environment that they inhabit. The trip to Pader has been...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/16/2010
  • Jennifer's Story: Surviving the War in Northern Uganda

    This blogpost is a part of a series related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. In this blogpost Today our group is still in the Pader district, after spending two days out in the country where Achioli people have returned to their villages from the...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/12/2010
  • 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
  • The Light of Hope in Dark Nights Past and Present

    This blogpost is related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November, 2010. On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Rev. John Gibbons , chair of the UUSC Board of Trustees and a participant on the Uganda JustJourney, honors the strength of the people in northern Uganda...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/10/2010
  • EUU Fall Retreat

    From October 29-31, the European Unitarian Universalists (EUU) held its Fall Retreat in Mittelwihr, located in the Alsace region of France. Hosted by the UU Fellowship of Paris, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales attended as the theme speaker. Morales' talk, entitled "Building a...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/9/2010
  • Inspired by Survivors of the Civil War in Uganda

    This blogpost is related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. its written by UUA International Resources Director Rev. Eric Cherry. The past few days have been incredible. On Saturday, we left Kampala for Northern Uganda, to begin the next phase of the...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/9/2010
  • Connecting with People and Responsibility in Uganda

    In the post below, John Crossan, a participant on Witness to a Return Home, the JustJourney to Uganda, contemplates the seeds of responsibility that the trip — and the people he’s meeting on the journey — is sowing. I have been on many tours where I have seen evidence of...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/9/2010
  • Sharing Stories of Life in Northern Uganda

    This blogpost is related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. In the post below, participant Marie Kidder shares her impressions of the people and places they’re visiting in the north. We are staying in a compound near the cathedral; there are bells at 6:...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/8/2010
  • In the beginning...

    On Friday, November 5, Constance Kane, UUSC's vice president and COO as well as a participant on the Uganda JustJourney, reported in with a quick update on the beginning of their travels. We are just beginning our Uganda JustJourney and have spent the morning with the Refugee...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/6/2010
  • News from Indonesia

    Indonesia is currently undergoing several simultaneous environmental disasters ; from floods and mudslides to several volcanic eruptions, over 100 people have died as a result. Aryanto Nugroho, of the Unitarian Christian Church of Indonesia, has sent the following update: Dear...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/5/2010
  • The Bravery of UUs in Ugnda

    This blogpost is related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. It is written by UUA International Resources Director Rev. Eric Cherry on November 4, 2010. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) – Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/5/2010
  • Holdeen Partner Profile: AIDMI

    The All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) is a non-governmental, community-based organization that works towards reducing disaster risk in some of India’s most vulnerable communities. Linking these communities to national and international humanitarian relief and...
    By Nicole McConvery | 11/4/2010
  • IARF-India Chapter: Organizing Human Rights Education

    The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) works for freedom of religion and belief at a global level by encouraging interfaith dialogue and tolerance. Founded in 1900, the organization has member groups in twenty-five countries, from faith traditions including...
    By Nicole McConvery | 10/22/2010
  • Peacemaking in Israel/Palestine

    [youtube YQQ8F2W5eB0] Budrus is an award winning documentary about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation...
    By Eric Cherry | 10/6/2010
  • Welcome to Our Global Faith

    This 3-minute video was designed to help introduce new members of UU congregations to our international connections. [vimeo 15135992] An FAQ with further information is also available. Contact the UUA's International Office to request a DVD version of the video.
    By Eric Cherry | 9/27/2010
  • Holdeen Partner Breakthrough Launches Global Campaign Against Domestic Violence

    Mallika Dutt, CEO and President of Breakthrough , a UU Holdeen India Program Partner, announced the launch of the "Bell Bajao" global campaign on domestic violence yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Launched in 2008, Bell Bajao (Hindi for "Ring the bell") calls on...
    By Nicole McConvery | 9/21/2010
  • The IARF World Congress

    The 33rd World Congress of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) was held in Kochi, India from September 4-7, 2010. More than 600 people attended the Congress, with participants hailing from nearly 30 IARF member groups in East Asia, South Asia, Europe, the...
    By Eric Cherry | 9/14/2010

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