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  • 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
  • Lessons in Generosity

    Barbara Du Mond is a member of the UUA delegation that recently visited the “Every Child is Our Child” program partners of the UU-UNO in Ghana, earlier this month. In this blogpost she shares reflections on economic status, opportunity, and the ECOC program's importance in the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/7/2012
  • UU-UNO Director's Report: June 2012

    Every Child is Our Child Project in Ghana Please see a full report on the May 7-12 visit to the UU-UNO Every Child is Our Child Project . This group plans to meet again at General Assembly. We are working and planning together to sustain and hopefully to grow this important...
    By Bruce Knotts | 6/7/2012
  • Hundreds Participate in Race for Environmental Awareness in Khasi Hills

    On Saturday May 25th, 600 runners turned out for the Unitarian Union of North East India's (UUNEI) 4K "Quasquicentennial Green Run" in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Unitarianism's founding in the Khasi Hills. Drawing participation from all over the Khasi-Jantia Hills...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/5/2012
  • Celebrating Kathy Sreedhar

    Kathy Sreedhar, a champion of social justice in India for five decades, is retiring from the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) at the end of June. For the last 28 years she has built the program into a major force for grassroots social change in India. She has...
    By Derek Mitchell | 6/4/2012
  • They’re coming to simply survive.

    In preparation for Justice GA in Phoenix, Ariz., (June 20-24, 2012) the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have jointly organized three Service Learning trips to the U.S.-Mexico border with our partner organization,...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/1/2012
  • May BorderLinks trip begins

    In preparation for Justice GA in Phoenix, Ariz., (June 20-24, 2012) the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) have jointly organized three Service Learning trips to the U.S.-Mexico border with our partner organization,...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/23/2012
  • Every Child is Our Child - Ghana 2012

    The UU-UNO has just completed its largest and most successful monitoring trip to its Every Child is Our Child project in Eastern Ghana, May 7-12. The delegation included UUA President, Peter Morales, members of his staff, including the UU-UNO director, Every Child Program...
    By Bruce Knotts | 5/23/2012

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