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  • Religious Property Ownership Threatened in Transylvania

    Image by Rimager For the last 25 years, the Historic Hungarian-speaking Churches of Transylvania have expected the government of Romania to return their illegally confiscated properties. In a process that has been fraught with complication and delays, victories in favor of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/22/2014
  • "Our lamps may be different, but light is the same"

    In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Pakistan earlier this week, community leaders in Adelaide, Australia, organized a peace vigil to honor the innocent lives lost. Drawing a multicultural, interfaith crowd of over 300, all who attended came together to mourn and to...
    By Rob MacPherson | 12/19/2014
  • UU-UNO Climate Change Initiative: International Human Rights

    As part of our series on International Human Rights, we would like to highlight the important work of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office on Climate Change initiative.Climate change is posting an immediate and far-reaching threat to the basic elements of life for...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/18/2014
  • Migration Justice: Peace, Liberty, and Justice for all at the UU-UNO

    Thursday, December 18th , 2014 is International Migrant's Day , and the UU-UNO is celebrating by holding a special film screening on Migration Justice and reviewing its major accomplishments. Over the past year, the UU-UNO's efforts around Migration Justice have led us closer to...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/17/2014
  • 2014: A Big Year for UU-UNO's Work on LGBT Human Rights

    My name is Raymond Firmalino and I am one of the UU-UNO 's LGBT Program interns. As part of our blog series on International Human Rights Day , I on behalf of the UU-UNO will highlight our work this year on one of the most pressing issues of our time: the plight of lesbian, gay...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/16/2014
  • UU-UNO Spring Seminars: International Human Rights

    As part of the human rights advocacy work of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, we host an annual Intergenerational Spring Seminar, where youth and adults from around North America come together to spend three days in New York City learning about an issue of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/15/2014
  • UU-UNO Women's Initiative in Light of International Human Rights Day

    [gallery type="rectangular" ids="7187,7188,7189,7190"] CSW59 Image Retrieved from UN Women My name is Nazli, and I am the Women's Initiative intern here at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO). As part of our series of posts on International Human Rights Day...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/11/2014
  • International Human Rights Day at the UU-UNO

    Adapted from original image by Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Every year on December 10th, the world observes International Human Rights Day. Since 1950, this has been an occasion for people around the world to acknowledge and celebrate the fundamental rights that we all...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/10/2014
  • A Recap of the International Human Rights Work at the UU-UNO in 2014

    December 10th is International Human Rights Day . Guided by our principles, Unitarian Universalists are called to advocate for international human rights; to be a voice for the voiceless by promoting the inherent worth and dignity of all living things. Our Unitarian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/10/2014
  • The God Wound

    by EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Rev. Tet Gallardo, minister of the Bicutan UU Church in Manila (Philippines), reflects on the challenging process of healing, grappling with doubt, the relativity of certainty, and resiliency in the face of natural disaster. The...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/8/2014
  • Social Entrepreneurs Challenge: International Bridges to Justice

    This guest blog post comes from Lara Fuchs, an MDiv student at Meadville Lombard Theological School working towards becoming a UU minister. She is also President of the UU's of Basel (Switzerland), Secretary of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists' Executive...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/3/2014
  • Shape the Global U/U Story: Participate in #GivingtUUsday

    In the United States, we have one day for giving thanks, two days for getting deals; now, globally, we have a day for giving back: #GivingTuesday. On Tuesday, December 2nd, families, students, community centers, businesses, and charities around the world come together for the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/2/2014
  • UU-UNO Fall Fundraiser 2014

    The Unitarian Universalists United Nations Office held its third Annual Fall Fundraiser on November 5th, 2014, at the Fourth Unitarian Universalist Society. An enchanting architectural structure located in the Upper West Side of NYC, with a Central Park view and a rustic feeling...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/14/2014
  • UU United Nations Office: Join Us for Our Fall Fundraiser!

    [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6933,6932"] This November, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office invites you to be part of its fall fundraiser: “Celebrating the Inter-Connected Web of Life.” Featuring a silent auction, food, music, and more, the event will honor Rev...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/15/2014
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  • UU Basel Joins Hands with OnePeople

    Lorraine Rytz-Thériault, of the Unitarian Universalists of Basel, Switzerland, shares the following update from the fellowship's social action program. UU Basel's Social Action program is still young in the making, yet strong in its conviction in supporting causes that align...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/10/2014
  • The People's Climate March

    UU-UN Office reflections from the historic People's Climate March Sunday September 20, 2014. "The People’s Climate March on September 21st, 2014 brought together people of all identities from around the world. What struck me the most about this march was the boundless positive...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/26/2014
  • A Seminarian’s Experience at Tsubaki Grand Shrine

    Ranwa Hammamy is a UU seminarian & 2015 M.Div candidate at Union Theological Seminary. In September 2014 she was the recipient of the UUA’s Tsubaki Grand Shrine Scholarship . Tsubaki Grand Shrine is an ancient Shinto shrine in Suzuka, Japan, and an historic interfaith...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/15/2014

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