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  • We Are One: Crossing Borders as Unitarian Universalists

    In preparation for Justice GA in Phoenix, Ariz., (June 20-24, 2012) the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have jointly organized three Service Learning trips to the U.S.-Mexico border with our partner organization,...
    By Eric Cherry | 1/23/2012
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  • You Gotta Have Faith: Bruce Knotts stands up for gays at the UN

    By Jordan Arseneaulton Reposted from 2B Online : Unitarian Delegate to the United Nations Bruce Knotts on patience, persistence, and religious responses to the global homophobia epidemic. His Compass for Compassion coalition of faith leaders and diplomats are trying to fight the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/20/2012
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  • Apply for the 2012 Dana Greeley Award

    CARE ABOUT WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT? SPREAD YOUR MESSAGE AND COMPETE TO WIN THE 2012 GREELEY AWARD The UU-UNO invites submissions of sermons or addresses that speak to building a more just international community. The award honors the memory of Reverend Dana McLean Greeley, the first...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/19/2012
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  • Standing Shoulder to Shoulder with Partners in Haiti

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21. In the post below, trip participant Kara Smith of UUSC shares her thoughts on the progress made so far and on the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/18/2012
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  • Transylvanian Unitarians Celebrate the Proclamation of the Act on Religious Freedom

    Please enjoy this exciting news from the Transylvania Unitarian Church: On January 13, 2012 the Consistory of the Transylvanian Unitarian Church honors the 444th anniversary of the proclamation of the first law on freedom of belief and conscience, and religious tolerance. In...
    By Eric Cherry | 1/12/2012
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  • Recommended Action! CLIMATE CHANGE

    MORE WARNING SIGNALS ON CLIMATE CHANGE While governments hesitate over how to deal with the reality of global warming, the buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues at an alarming pace. Resulting weather disruptions like more frequent droughts, floods, and violent...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/3/2012
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  • Update on LGBT Human Rights in the Political Sphere

    Hillary Clinton US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a historic speech outlining LGBT rights as human rights at the UN. Presidential Memorandum The White House issued a Presidential Memo setting on LGBT rights , specifically confirming the US government’s obligation to...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/19/2011
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  • The UU-UNO Presents: Justice-Con!

    Over the December 9th weekend, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) organized and facilitated our first Youth Conference (referred to affectionately as a Youth Con). It was hosted by the First Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society in Brooklyn , New...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/19/2011
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  • Typhoon in the Philippines

    This past weekend Typhoon Sendong struck the southern Philippines island of Mindinao causing the deaths of nearly 700 people with more than 800 additional people still missing. Recovery efforts are underway. The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines is centered in...
    By Eric Cherry | 12/19/2011
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  • A Way Forward: Reflections on Haiti

    UUSC was excited to partner with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, December 3–10. In the post below, trip-leader-in-training Nicole McConvery of the UUA reflects on lessons learned in Haiti. Cruising down the recently paved highway...
    By Nicole McConvery | 12/16/2011
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  • Sights, Sounds and Lessons from Haiti

    The UU Service Committee was excited to partner with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, December 3–10. In the post below, written on December 9, participant George Wootton reflects on time spent working with the Papaye Peasant Movement (...
    By Eric Cherry | 12/13/2011
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  • The Durban Platform and What We Should Do About It

    An essay by Jan W. Dash, UU-UNO Climate Initiative Chair The Durban Climate Conference (COP17), deadlocked, ran overtime with contentious debate. Youth spoke passionately about how climate change would affect them. Finally, all 194 countries pproved a compromise “Durban Platform...
    By Bruce Knotts | 12/13/2011
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  • Undocumented Youth Defend Right to Higher Education

    Undocumented youth in New York stood up for their equal opportunity to higher education for undocumented people in a press conference on the stair steps in front of the City Hall on December 9th, 2011. Undocumented youth arrived to New York as children and wish to give back to...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/12/2011
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  • From Despair to Hope: On the Ground in Haiti

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, December 3–10. In the post below, participant Bradley Korb describes the trip from Port-au-Prince to the training center of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP) and the...
    By Eric Cherry | 12/7/2011
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  • Reporting and Ready for Duty in Haiti: JustWorks Trip Begins Saturday

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, December 3-10. In the post below, trip leaders Nicole McConvery of the UUA and Evan Seitz of the UUSC share their thoughts on...
    By UUA Communications: Information and Public Witness | 12/2/2011
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  • Argentina’s Lower House Recognizes Gender Identity

    La identidad de género es “la vivencia interna e individual del género tal como cada persona la siente profundamente, la cual podría corresponder o no con el sexo asignado al momento del nacimiento,” text from the Gender Identity Bill that was approved in the Argentine Lower...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/1/2011
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  • 2011 World AIDS Day: Getting to Zero

    World AIDS Day December 1st The UU-UNO’s Every Child is Our Child (ECOC) Program works with children in Ghana who have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. The ECOC provides health care and opportunities to education for these AIDS-orphaned children. On World AIDS Day we assess...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/30/2011
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  • UU-UNO Director's Monthly Report: December 2011

    In my last report , you read about our history making LGBT coalition to end global homophobia. We continue to meet via phone to work for justice. Just after our October 11-12 conference at Union Theological Seminary, the UU UNO launched into one of it busiest periods of work. It...
    By Bruce Knotts | 11/28/2011
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  • Meet NYSYLC and SUPPORT NY State DREAM Act!

    Meet New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) today! And sign their online petition for New York State DREAM Act to support the equal opportunity to higher education of undocumented youth in the U.S. Sign the petition here . The NYSYLC is a volunteer run organization led...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/23/2011
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  • Give Thanks & Observe International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women!

    As we give thanks this Thursday, we keep in mind the privilege of security that many of us enjoy. Friday, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Despite progress in many parts of the world, data from the World Bank reports that women...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/21/2011
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