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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Half the Sky Film Screening

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office has partnered with the Half the Sky movement which raises awareness about critical women's rights issues, opening a space for a deeper discussion and action steps. The UU-UNO has developed a resource packet so that congregations...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/6/2013
  • Sex, Love and Violence: Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in a Globalized World

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office hosted the annual Intergenerational Spring Seminar on April 4th through the 6th. The title this year was Sex, Love and Violence: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in a Globalized World . We had 135 attendees of all ages from...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/22/2013
  • Dublin Unitarian Church: Walking the Talk

    Currently located in Dublin, Ireland, Ron Campbell and his partner Vicky have been members of the UU Congregation of Princeton for over 34 years. Below, Ron shares their moving experiences with the Dublin Unitarian Church. I have thought of myself as a Unitarian Universalist (“...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/11/2013
  • Justice Con: JUUstice for All Souls

    The UU-UNO Youth Conference, "Justice Con" was first executed at First UU in Brooklyn, NY with the help of the Metropolitan New York Youth/Adult Committee (YAC) . "Justice Con" was designed to work across districts with flexibility to include district-based schedules and...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/28/2013
  • The 57th Session of the Commission for the Status of Women at the United Nations

    The Commission for the Status of Women's 57th Session (CSW 57) took place from March 4th-15th, here in NYC, at the United Nations. The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office took an active role in the CSW events. Below you will find summaries of all of the CSW panels and...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/25/2013
  • Japan Earthquake: Two Years Later

    Today is the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. The massive destruction and loss of human life was compounded by the threat of radiation from four damaged nuclear reactors. Two years later, reconstruction...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/11/2013
  • International Inspirations: Ela Bhatt

    The Faith Without Borders program is re-launching as a new individual/congregational resource for UU’s interested or currently engaged in international work: uuinternational.org Encompassing the diversity and scope of current international UU projects and opportunities, Faith...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/1/2013
  • International Inspirations - On the way

    The Faith Without Borders program is re-launching as a new individual/congregational resource for UU's interested or currently engaged in international work: uuinternational.org Encompassing the diversity and scope of current international UU projects and opportunities, Faith...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/25/2013
  • Groundbreaking Event on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts: A Recap

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office organizes a groundbreaking discussion on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts! Selling the Promise of Change: International Health and Policy Consequences of Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) Jan 31st 1-3 @ United Nations...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/15/2013
  • Burundi Unitarians Respond to Devastating Market Fire in Bujumbura

    On January 27th a devastating market fire razed thousands of businesses in Bujumbura, Burundi, effectively straining the country's economy for weeks, if not months to come. The minister of the Unitarian Church in Bujumbura, Rev. Fulgence Ndagijamana, shared the following...
    By Eric Cherry | 1/30/2013
  • New Khasi Unitarian Hymnal Published

    Great news from Rev. Khlur Mukhim! May the music be a blessing. Dear friends, Being a member of the standing Hymnal Revision Committee (HRC), I feel lucky I could attend yesterday the special meeting of UUNEI officials and some other church members at Jowai. Graced by the...
    By Eric Cherry | 1/24/2013
  • Selling Sexual Orientation Change Therapy: Promise or Pressure?

    Can people change their sexual orientation? How does the promise and pressure to change affect the lives and human rights of LGBT people worldwide? The Unitarian Universalist Association -United Nation's Office (UUA-UNO) in partnership with the UN NGO Committee on Human Rights...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/18/2013
  • UUCP Learning Center Now Open

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Philippines's (UUCP's) Learning Center was inaugurated on December 18th, 2012. Now completed, the facility will serve as an educational center for pre-school children in a remote village in Canlaon City. Construction of the building was...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/14/2013
  • Stories of Strength and Self-Assurance

    The following post was written by Rev. Kathleen McTigue, director of the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ). She just finished coleading a service-learning trip to explore justice for rural India with the UU Holdeen India Program. Our delegation just traveled to India’s...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/10/2012
  • Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization meeting “The Impact of Climate Change on People Living in Poverty”

    Climate Change has a devastating impact on those living in poverty, but the effects are being felt worldwide. Most recently, 55 million people were affected by Hurricane Sandy, which stretched 900 miles and killed 113 people. We must do our part to respect the interdependent web...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/7/2012
  • The Familiar and the Foreign

    The following post was written by Laney Ohmans , membership coordinator at the First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis and member of Unity Church Unitarian in St. Paul. She is currently taking part in a service-learning trip to explore justice for rural India with the UU Holdeen...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/6/2012
  • Typhoon Pablo impacts UU Church of the Philippines

    Yesterday evening the UUA received news that Typhoon Pablo had impacted the UU Church of the Philippines headquarters in Dumaguette City. News from the UU congregations throughout Negros Island is still coming in, but so far most of the damage reported by them is to agricultural...
    By Eric Cherry | 12/6/2012
  • Letter from the UU-UNO Director

    UU-UNO Director’s Letter: November 2012 Bruce Knotts 50th Anniversary Celebration and Hurricane Sandy Our November 3rd , the UU-UNO’s 50th anniversary celebration almost didn’t happen. Just days before, New York City and the surrounding area was hit by Hurricane Sandy. We had...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/4/2012
  • Dire Situation for Gays in Uganda

    Last week in Uganda the piece of legislation known to the world as the “Kill the Gays Bill” passed in Ugandan parliamentary committee. The bill can be voted into law any day and the Ugandan House Speaker has promised to pass the bill as a “Christmas gift” to the Ugandan people....
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/30/2012
  • The Proverbial Fire Hose of Experience

    The following post was written by Rev. Jay Leach , senior minister of the UU Church of Charlotte . He is currently taking part in a service-learning trip to explore justice for rural India with the UU Holdeen India Program. Since disembarking from our plane in the Mumbai airport...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/30/2012

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