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  • Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office Presents “The Invisible Men” Screening and Panel Discussion

    This past Friday, November 9th, 2012, the UU-UNO presented the New York Premiere of a new documentary, “The Invisible Men”. The film follows three gay Palestinian young men who are forced to escape from persecution at home in Palestine and are hiding illegally in Israel. Each of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/13/2012
  • What a Night it Was! Commemorating 50 years at the United Nations

    On Saturday, November 3, 2012, The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office celebrated its 50thAnniversary at the Times Center, in New York City. Guests were greeted with the lovely sounds of a jazz trio playing live music, a red carpet photo area, a delicious spread of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/7/2012
  • Eager Anticipation: Prepping for Trip to Africa

    The following post was written by Evan Seitz, senior associate for service-learning programs with the UU College of Social Justice. I am not graceful when preparing for trips. I fret about everything from which type of trail mix to bring to whether our hosts will meet me at the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/7/2012
  • 2012 UN Sunday Readings

    In celebration of October 24th, UN Day, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office invites congregations and individual UUs to deepen their understanding of the United Nations by devoting one service with this topic in October. This service reaffirms the connections...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/24/2012
  • Rebuilding the UU voice on Women's Rights Issues

    International Human Rights has only been a documented declaration for half of a century however; nation states and governing bodies around the globe have been concerned with human rights issues for centuries. Under this Human Rights umbrella, Women’s Rights are drawing...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/22/2012
  • The Second International Convocation of U*U Women

    On Thursday October 4, 2012, the Second International Convocation of Unitarian*Universalist Women kicked off its three day conference in Marosvásárhely, in the Târgu Mureş region of Transylvania. Drawing over 240 participants from Transylvania, the United States, India, Hungary...
    By Nicole McConvery | 10/5/2012
  • Unitarians in North East India Celebrate 125th Anniversary

    On September 18, 1887 Hajjom Kissor Singh started the journey of organized Unitarianism in North East India . And, on that same day in 2012, 125 years later, the anniversary celebration and worship of the members of the Unitarian Union of North East India were spectacular. It...
    By Eric Cherry | 10/3/2012
  • A Seminarian’s Experience at Tsubaki Grand Shrine

    Elizabeth Nguyen is a third year UU seminarian at Harvard Divinity School. In August 2012 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 partner of the UUA. In...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/21/2012
  • SEWA meeting in New Delhi

    The UU Holdeen India Program - one of the UUA's International programs - has been supporting and building solidarity with social-change and rights-based organizations for nearly 30 years. In August 2011 a new director was hired for UUHIP after the retirement of the founding...
    By Eric Cherry | 9/14/2012
  • Unitarian Union of North East India Celebrates 125 Years

    This year, the Unitarian Union of North East India (UUNEI) celebrates the 125th anniversary of its founding with a series of special events from June 2012 through February 2013. The Unitarian Church of Madan Laban commissioned and recently unveiled a commemorative statue of Babu...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/12/2012
  • The World Congress of Religions 2012

    The World Congress of Religions 2012 will explore the relevance of religion and spirituality in addressing the critical issues of poverty, the empowerment of women, human rights and peacemaking. The gathering will bring together engaged leaders, scholars, activists and members...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/4/2012
  • UU College of Social Justice: Upcoming Service Learning Opportunities

    With its official launch at General Assembly 2012, the mission of the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) is to increase the capacity of Unitarian Universalists to catalyze justice. A formal collaboration of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/17/2012
  • Youth are Inspired to be the UNwired Generation

    by Derek Gumb and Allison Hess, Interns at the UU-UNO Youth and young adults from around the world met at the UN last week for the 11th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations. Twelve interns, staff, and UU youth attended the conference and represented the Unitarian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/9/2012
  • The UU-UNO Intern Experience

    Hi! My name is Emma and I’ve been an intern at the UU-UNO for almost a month. I’m a lifelong UU who attends two congregations: the Unitarian Church in Summit and the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield. Throughout high school I’ve been very involved with UU youth programming...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/13/2012
  • Reflections on Rio: Reproductive Rights, Measuring Success, and Why I Never Had Time to Get in the Water

    “Rio+20″ is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012 – twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/12/2012
  • Half the Sky

    The Half the Sky movement is cutting across platforms to ignite the change needed to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide, the defining issue of our time. Inspired by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book of the same name, Half the Sky brings...
    By Eric Cherry | 7/5/2012
  • New Spiritual Integration and Organizational Unity of the Hungarian Unitarian Church

    The 1568 act of the parliament of Transylvania , called the Diet of the country, declared legal protection for the freedom of conscience and religion in a way that was unknown before in the world. This declaration laid the foundation of the only religious denomination...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/29/2012
  • An International Flower Communion - Celebrating the 90th Anniversary

    Each year, the Prague Unitarian Congregation holds a traditional Flower Communion, a ceremony which was established by the founder of the religious society, Norbert Fabián Čapek. This year it was held on June 10th, at the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Czech Unitarianism....
    By Eric Cherry | 6/29/2012
  • The UU-UNO announces its 2011-12 Blue Ribbon Congregations

    Each year, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office awards its most supportive congregations with blue ribbon status. To achieve this coveted status, a congregation must fulfill the following criteria: Have an Envoy, Youth Envoy or Envoy Team Conduct an annual UN Sunday...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/18/2012
  • Join UN Efforts to End Violence Against Women

    Sexual violence poses more of a threat to women ages 15-44 than cancer, car accidents, and malaria. Even worse, this violence is most frequently inflicted by a woman’s partner. A third of women murdered inthe United States every year are killed by their partners. Sexual abuse is...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/12/2012


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