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  • BorderLinks: Putting a Human Face on the Border Crisis

    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 Chris Rothbauer | 4/24/2012
  • UU-UNO Spring Seminar 2012

    After months of preparation, the UU-UNO Spring Seminar kicked off from April 12-14 with great success! Titled "Beyond Borders: Breaking Barriers of Race and Immigration," the annual gathering did just that, drawing 119 participants from across the US and Canada for a weekend of...
    By Bruce Knotts | 4/23/2012
  • April BorderLinks Delegation Prepares to Begin

    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 | 4/18/2012
  • UU-UNO Director’s April Report

    Race and Immigration We are just days away from the UU-UNO annual Spring Seminar, where we will spend three days examining global immigration from the perspective of race. Around the world, migrants are treated differently because of their race. Perhaps in most cases, people of...
    By Bruce Knotts | 4/10/2012
  • UU Holdeen India Program Roadshow

    The UU Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) is a powerful expression of Unitarian Universalism’s commitment to social justice. Since 1984, UUHIP has supported organizations of India’s most vulnerable groups as they seek to advance empowerment and promote equity. It is committed to...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/6/2012
  • ICUUW Initiatives for Women and Their Families in the Philippines

    Women and men from around Negros Island and from three continents gathered at Silliman University in Dumaguete, Philippines, on February 6, 2012, to discuss ways that women’s lives are transformed through livelihood opportunities. This one-day gathering was sponsored by the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/6/2012
  • First UU Church of Houston Funds Unitarian School in Tynring, India

    In January 2012, six members of First UU Church of Houston , and of the International Convocation of UU Women (ICUUW), visited the Unitarian churches and schools of northeast India, in a region called the Khasi Hills, one of the poorest regions of India. There we learned that...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/5/2012
  • Fwd: Ban Ki-moon - latest SOGI-related remarks

    We want to pass on this exciting message sent to our office from Charles Radcliffe of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The term SOGI stands for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and is the all-encompassing term used at the UN when...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/4/2012
  • From the Road: Interfaith Rituals

    Among the greatest gifts of crossing religious and cultural boundaries is that we come to understand ourselves more clearly. On this trip to Japan I had the opportunity to visit briefly other religious partners: the Konko Church of Izuo (a modern Shinto movement), the Tsubaki...
    By Peter Morales | 3/22/2012
  • The Papaye Peasant Movement: A Model for Us All in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10-17. In the post below, trip participant Linda McKim-Bell, UUSC's Pacific Northwest regional coordinator, highlights the example that the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/22/2012
  • Community and Song on the Front Porch in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10-17. In the post below, trip participant Linda Kim Duncan tells the story of a delightful song-filled evening of connection with people of the Papaye Peasant Movement...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/21/2012
  • A Day Rich with Learning and Language

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10–17. In the post below, trip participant Alison Gottlieb reflects on a full day of learning with the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/20/2012
  • From the Road: Kamaichi and Sendai

    The visual parallels between the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima and the tsunami that hit Japan’s northeast coast a year ago are eerie. In Hiroshima we saw once more the famous photographs of Hiroshima before and after the bomb. In Kamaichi and Sendai the signs of breathtaking...
    By Peter Morales | 3/20/2012
  • Resourcefulness, Creativity, and Shared Values in Haiti

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10-17. In the post below, trip participant Flannery Wheeler ruminates on her experiences of connection while working with the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP) on their eco...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/19/2012
  • Up Through the Mountains to the Papaye Peasant Movement

    UUSC is partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, March 10–17. In the post below, trip participant Diane Duesterhoeft reviews the journey to and arrival at the training center for the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). The UUA-...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/15/2012
  • Migration and Assimilation: What Are the Academics Saying?

    On February 29th the academic groups of UMI Transitions, CRNS, and NYU ran a symposium in New York City entitled “Latin-American Migrations, Patterns of Settlement and Transnational Dynamics.” It’s goal was to bring together experts from around the world in the field of Latin-...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/14/2012
  • From the Road: Hiroshima

    The word “Hiroshima” has become synonymous with the horrors of nuclear war. Unfortunately, we need to be horrified now and then. We need to see and feel just how terrible war is and how particularly horrifying nuclear war would be. A visit to Hiroshima’s Peace Park and the...
    By Peter Morales | 3/14/2012
  • Syrian religious leaders unite to reject violence

    In response to continuing fighting and bloodshed in their country, Muslim and Christian leaders from Syria have joined together to urgently call for a peaceful solution to the ongoing violence. The statement came out of a meeting organized by the Religions for Peace Middle East...
    By Eric Cherry | 3/9/2012
  • The 56th Session of CSW and International Women’s Day

    The blog post below was written by Cristina Velez, a graduate intern at the UU-UNO. Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day! Marches like these are happening all over the world. Learn more about the history and celebration for International Women’s Day here ....
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/8/2012
  • From the Road: Rissho Kosei-kai

    Kyoto, 5 a.m. March 6— I have often spoken and written about the importance of hospitality–about how hospitality is a spiritual practice. In the first two days of our visit to Japan I have felt as though I were attending a workshop in advanced hospitality. Our friends and...
    By Peter Morales | 3/8/2012

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