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  • 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
  • See "The Minister's War" at UUA General Assembly

    In 1939, Waitstill and Martha Sharp left behind the safety of their home in Wellesley, Massachusetts and flew to war-torn Europe. In Nazi-occupied Prague and Paris, in the grim detention camps of Vichy France and on hidden trails through the Pyreenees, they risked their lives to...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/22/2012
  • Announcing the 2012 Greeley Award Winner: Kent Price

    We extend our congratulations to UU-UNO Envoy Kent Price, winner of the 2012 Rev. Dana Greeley Award ! Each year the UU-UNO invites submissions of sermons that speak to the importance of the United Nations and building a more just international community. This year, sermons...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/21/2012
  • Every Child is Our Child

    $120! That’s all. A lousy 120 bucks for a whole year. It boggles the mind. At first I thought I had heard wrong. It costs only $120 to send an orphaned child whose parents died of HIV/AIDS to school for a year in Ghana.
    By Peter Morales | 5/18/2012
  • Come to Japan With IARF-US

    American and European members of the International Association for Religious Freedom and friends have been invited by the IARF- Japanese Chapter to visit them for nine days: October: 11 – 20, 2012. This will be a return visit following the inspiring visit of 22 of its members to...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/16/2012
  • From Elmina Castle: Undoing Racism

    C harles Dumond is a member of the UUA delegation that is currently visiting the “Every Child is Our Child” program partners of the UU-UNO in Ghana. In this blogpost he shares reflections following visits to schools near the Cape Coast and Elmina Castle near Accra. “True...
    By Charles Du Mond | 5/14/2012
  • From Odumase, Ghana: Education is Medicine

    Lorella Hess is a member of the UUA delegation that is currently visiting the "Every Child is Our Child" program partners of the UU-UNO in Ghana. In this blogpost she shares reflections following visits to schools near Odumase. Conditions in these schools are primitive. The...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/11/2012
  • All of Us Together on the Path to Justice

    The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, April 28-May 5, 2012. In the post below, UUSC Haiti Emergency Response Manager Wendy Flick shared mid-trip snapshots of the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/10/2012
  • Doha Accord Passes, Clearing Path Towards International Debt Crisis Relief

    In a major victory on the international debt crisis front, the Doha Accord has been passed, essentially securing a consensus-driven, strong mandate on debt and responsible lending and borrowing. From Jubilee USA : This United Nation's consensus built accord, which means the work...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/10/2012
  • From the gray van - Ghana: Odumase to Accra

    Our first day in Ghana was filled with formalities as we met The Royals. We had audiences with the Paramount Queen Mother, many more queen mothers and the King of the Krobo people We packed into small cinder block rooms or spread out under welcome shade wherever we could find it...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/10/2012

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