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  • UU-UNO Director invited to the White House to discuss Global LGBT Human Rights

    I received the following invitation last week: You are invited to a White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights, to be held on Tuesday, June 24th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST. We are pleased to announce that Ambassador Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, will deliver keynote...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/10/2014
  • Judy Manton - 2014-06-09 21:23:24

    AUTHOR: Judy Manton AUTHOR EMAIL: jhmanton [at] gmail [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 68.192.200.78 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => Judy Manton [Email] => jhmanton [at] gmail [dot] com [Congregation (no...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/9/2014
  • Alex (Alley) Wolff - 2014-06-03 18:13:58

    No allergies I can help out as opposed to simply attending the breakfast AUTHOR: Alex (Alley) Wolff AUTHOR EMAIL: peace4uu [at] gmail [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 170.24.132.130 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] =>...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/3/2014
  • Respect, Protection, and Sustainability: UN Indigenous Forum 2014

    Starting May 12th, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues convened for the thirteenth time at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The ten day forum focuses on a spectrum of indigenous issues including economic, social development, environment, culture...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/3/2014
  • "Veil of Silence" Film Screening and Panel Discussion on LGBTQI Rights in Nigeria

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Invites YOU to a film screening of " Veil of Silence ". Film screening at 1:15pm followed by panel discussion at 2:30pm Panelists: Habeeb Lawal —Filmmaker, Veil of Silence Bruce Knotts —Director of the Unitarian Universalist...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/28/2014
  • Meet Aderko: An Every Child is Our Child Student in Ghana

    Aderko Bless is a 14 years old student of Asitey presby JHS. He said his nickname is polite and it was given to him by his big brother. He comes from Ahabaso but stays at Asitey with his grandmother. He has lost both parents and thus he is a double orphan, they died when he was...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/27/2014
  • 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 (...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/20/2014
  • Meet Isaac: An Every Child is Our Child Volunteer in Ghana

    I had the privilege of meeting Nanleeb Ishmael Isaac during our annual site visit to Ghana in February. He is our newest volunteer for our Every Child is Our Child program and works closely with our program monitor. Isaac is 26 years old and comes from a family of 9. He is from...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/8/2014
  • UU-UNO April 2014 Director's Letter

    Religious Freedom Most of the time, we see religious freedom invoked to protect conservative religious views. However, Unitarians and Universalists have a long and pioneering history of supporting religious freedom, because our progressive views have never been shared by the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/5/2014
  • UU United Nations Office Climate Action Team Update

    We are approaching the 1 since the launch of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Climate Action Team Initiative. We are happy to report that a total of 16 Climate Action Teams have been established across the United States and Canada. While each Climate Action Team...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/1/2014
  • India’s Supreme Court Asserts Rights of Transgender Community

    by Daniel Lofredo Rota The rights of India’s transgender population have been legally recognized for the first time by the country’s top court. India’s citizens now have a right to choose their gender, including a ‘third gender,’ which the government must include as a category...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/28/2014
  • Californians are Thirsty But the State’s Fracking Wells Aren't

    As many of you may know, the UU United Nations Office is dedicated to combating climate change and environmental degradation. Staying abreast of both domestic and international issues, we are very concerned about the water crisis in California. In the midst of one of the worst...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/25/2014
  • 5 Day Fast For Climate Change

    My name is Caroline, and I am a graduate student intern with the UU-UNO Climate Change Program. In light of the Typhoon disaster in the Philippines, I have decided to fast during the last week of the Warsaw Conference . From sunrise Monday the 18th, until sundown Friday the 22nd...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/17/2014
  • IARF World Congress: Challenges for Religious Freedom in the Digital Age

    Registration is open for the IARF 34th WORLD CONGRESS which will be held from 24-27 August, 2014 at Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK . The keynote speaker is Karen Armstrong, leader in the creation of THE CHARTER FOR COMPASSION. Small group sessions and outings will...
    By Eric Cherry | 4/14/2014
  • Sacred Roots: Indigenous Rights, Resistance, and Reclamation - Recap

    Since 1957 the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office has hosted an annual Spring Seminar. In 1998 the event became an intentionally inter-generational space that brought together youth, young adults, and adults in shared dialogue around issues that matter to our Unitarian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/14/2014
  • The Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge

    Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu, who became the icon of forgiveness as the Chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, are issuing a Global Forgiveness Challenge to coincide with the release of their long-anticipated...
    By Eric Cherry | 4/2/2014
  • CSW 58 in Review

    After two weeks of discussion, argument, song, dance, discernment, and community building, the 58th Commission on the Status of Women has drawn to a close. Hundreds of individuals from all over the world to foster dialogue regarding the role of women in the Post-Millennium-...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/21/2014
  • In Remembrance of the Manya Krobo Paramount Queen Mother

    In Remembrance of Madam Mary Rose Quist (Nana Manye Mamle Okleyo) Manya Krobo Paramount Queen Mother (1920-2013) During our February 7-14 visit to the Every Child is Our Child Project in Ghana, we were saddened to learn of the passing of the Paramount Queen Mother of the Manya...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/17/2014
  • Healing Our World and Ourselves

    Thanks to generous donations from members of the Climate Change Task Force and the fundraising efforts of Unitarian Universalist Justice Florida , the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office's (UU-UNO) Climate Change program intern, Caroline Achstatter, was able to attend...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/12/2014
  • Meet Susan: Every Child is Our Child Student and Future Nurse!

    During our 2014 Every Child Is Our Child site visit I had the pleasure of meeting Susan and was immediately taken aback by the fire and determination in her eyes. Susan is one of our four Senior High School Students and the only one who is not boarding at her school. It is...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/11/2014

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