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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • International Bridges to Justice: Vishna's story

    [youtube= http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KcDzMnHzlZs ]. Visit Communities of Conscience website Vishna is a four year old boy who is like any other you will meet at that age. He is from Cambodia, and has bright brown eyes and pinchable cheeks. His...
    By Eric Cherry | 10/16/2013
  • The Philippines endures earthquake

    A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Philippines earlier this week, centered below the island of Bohol. A state of emergency has been declared in Bohol and Cebu. Please extend your thoughts and prayers to all who are suffering through this disaster. The center of Unitarian...
    By Eric Cherry | 10/16/2013
  • ICUU International Ministers Gathering: February 1-2, 2014

    ICUU International Ministers Gathering February 1 and 2, 2014 Theme: Connecting As Ministers Across Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist Cultures “We serve and work in many different countries, within many different cultures, in different economies and political settings,...
    By Eric Cherry | 9/30/2013
  • A Seminarian’s Experience at Tsubaki Grand Shrine

    Sarah E. Gillespie is a UU seminarian & 2014 M.Div candidate at Andover Newton Theological School. In July 2013 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 | 8/30/2013
  • Be Like Others: Transgender Life in Iran

    In the Islamic Republic of Iran, homosexuality is criminalized and punishable, in some cases by death. However, sex reassignment surgery is legal with government permission, and Iran performs the second most sex reassignment surgeries of any country in the world. On August 22,...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/26/2013
  • Saving Syria: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Syrian Civil War

    Hello, my name is Russell Hathaway. I am a student at the University of Chicago and an intern at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO), studying sexual and gender-based violence in the Syrian Civil War in coordination with our office program: Women: Security...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/23/2013
  • New Climate Change Religious Education Curriculum

    Hi! My name is Lily Hartzell and I'm an intern at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office. I live in California, and I'm entering my senior year of high school. This summer I have been creating a religious education curriculum geared towards fourth and fifth graders....
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/20/2013
  • Event Recap "Food Security, Nutrition, Land Degradation: Climate-Resilient Solutions"

    Food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, land degradation, climate change and their interactions have all been major topics of discussion in the development of the United Nations (UN) post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/9/2013
  • Hiroshima Day 2013

    Today (August 6, 2013) is Hiroshima Day! As we observe the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, individuals and congregations alike are invited to view our available interfaith and Unitarian Universalist (UU) resources . Perhaps one of the most inspiring stories to come...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/6/2013
  • Be Like Others: Sex Reassignment Surgery in Iran Event

    In the Islamic Republic of Iran, homosexuality is criminalized and punishable, in some cases, by death. Sex reassignment surgery, however, is legal, and Iran performs the second most sex reassignment surgeries of any country in the world. The Unitarian Universalist United...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/29/2013
  • On the Road: UU Camps

    Op-ed Summer is a time when some UU's take a break from weekly visits to their congregation and instead spend time in intentional multigenerational spaces. I am one of these UU's. Each summer since my birth I have traveled for at least one week to explore my spirituality and...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/26/2013
  • Upcoming Event! "Food Security, Nutrition, and Land Degradation: Climate-Resilient Solutions"

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nation’s Office (UU-UNO), in collaboration with the United Nations NGO Committee for Human Rights and the NGO Committee for Sustainable Development, cordially invite you attend and participate in an upcoming event: Food Security, Nutrition, and...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/24/2013
  • Ordination of the First Lesbian UU Minister in the Philippines

    [gallery ids="4924,4923,4922,4921,4920,4919,4918,4917,4916,4915"] On April 25, 2013, the UU Church of the Philippines ordained Ma. Theresa Gustilo Gallardo, Jr in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Nicknamed "Tet," Rev. Gallardo is the first lesbian UU Minister in the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/12/2013
  • United Nations Sustainable Development Working Group

    Members of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Climate Change Initiative engaged with member states and many other UN entities at the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which completed its fourth of eight planned sessions last month,...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/3/2013
  • International Presence at GA 2013

    [gallery ids="4667,4669,4670,4672,4675,4676,4668"] GA Welcomes International Guests At last week's 52nd annual General Assembly the UUA International Office was honored to welcome over one dozen international partners from all over the world as they joined us for the week of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/28/2013
  • No Longer in My Name: A Faith-Based Response to Faith-Based Intolerance

    In over 76 countries, religion is used as a rationale to oppress people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Now is the time for people of faith to respond to faith-based intolerance and, on June 12, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office and other...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/18/2013
  • Twelfth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    The Doctrine of Discovery and its Repudiation Hosting Agencies/Organizations: United Methodists The United Methodist Office for the United Nations and the Native American International Caucus of the United Methodist Church sponsored a brilliant seminar on what is known as the “...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/10/2013
  • IARF and WCF Conference: Religious Freedom and Responsibility

    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and RESPONSIBILITY 20-23 Aug 2013 at Horsham Unitarian Church Accommodation at Travelodge (100 yards from church) Daily morning meditation at Horsham, Friends Meeting AN AFTERNOON AT WORTH ABBEY, SITE OF BBC TV SERIES. book online at www.worldfaiths.org/tickets...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/5/2013
  • You Are Welcome: Every Child is Our Child Site Visit

    This year the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office sent three office members, UU-UNO Envoy Coordinator Kamila Jacob, New York University Social Work Intern Jacklyn Booth, and Fordham University Social Work Intern Anida Fregjaj to Ghana for the annual Every Child is Our...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/17/2013
  • Inspired by Indonesian Unitarians

    The Unitarians of Indonesia are an inspiring part of our global faith with tremendous commitment, good organization, an evangelical attitude, and a strong focus on ministry with youth and young adults. It was a pleasure to visit with them for 4 days in April 2013. Gereja Jemaat...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/10/2013

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