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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • 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
  • Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Update

    Last week the member groups of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) (the Unitarian Universalist Association is one of 24 national religious denominations and organizations that constitute it) met in Washington DC for a retreat to discuss future directions of the organization....
    By Eric Cherry | 3/7/2012
  • UU-UNO Director’s March Report

    Reintegration The first two months of 2012 have been so very exciting at the UU-UNO. During this period we finally completed a legal process that took far longer and was more complicated than any of us expected to legally merge the UU-UNO with the UUA. The legal process was most...
    By Bruce Knotts | 3/7/2012
  • The First Visits with UUA Partners in Japan

    UUA President Rev. Peter Morales is in the midst of a week-long visit with interfaith partners in Japan. On Sunday, Rev. Morales attended the worship service at the historic Universalist church in Tokyo: Dojin Church. Members of the Tokyo Unitarian Fellowship (a largely ex-pat...
    By Eric Cherry | 3/6/2012
  • This Is What a Construction Engineer Looks Like

    International Women's Day — which celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women throughout the world — is March 8. And while I believe we should honor women's accomplishments every day, International Women's Day is a great reminder. This year, one of the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/5/2012
  • From the Road: Preparing for Japan

    From March 3 – 12, 2012 Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President, will travel to Japan to visit with a number of historic interfaith partners. The visit will also provide Rev. Morales with an opportunity to extend congratulatory greetings to Rissho Kosei-kai during its annual “Founding...
    By Peter Morales | 3/2/2012
  • UUA President Prepares to Visit Japanese Partners

    From March 3 - 12, 2012 Rev. Peter Morales, UUA President, will travel to Japan to visit with a number of historic interfaith partners. These include: Rissho Kosei-kai (RKK) - a 6-million member lay-Buddhist organization headquartered in Tokyo. RKK Dharma Centers in Hiroshima,...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/24/2012
  • Love Beyond Borders – Advent of the New Movement

    From the day of its inception, the UU-UNO Love Beyond Borders campaign has focused on creating an allied response to global LGBT/SOGI issues. (LGBT=Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender is the term most used in the United States; SOGI=Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity is the term...
    By Bruce Knotts | 2/24/2012
  • A Rewarding Opportunity

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. In the post below, trip participant Nuala Carpenter shares thoughts on the experience. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/17/2012
  • UU Church of the Philippines welcomes ICUU member groups

    The biennial Council meeting of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) began on Tuesday night in Dumaguete City, The Philippines. This is the first time in the 15 years of ICUU's existence that the Council meeting has taken place outside of Europe or...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/9/2012
  • Philippines Earthquake Update

    Rev. Eric Cherry, Director of the International Office at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), is currently in the Philippines attending a bi-annual Council meeting with the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) . The ICUU fosters connections...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/7/2012
  • From the Road: Mexico City

    On the heels of the recent BorderLinks service learning trip , which ran from Jan. 24-27, UUA President, the Rev. Peter Morales had the opportunity to visit with UU's in Mexico City. Below he shares reflections on worshiping with this vibrant emerging community. I have been...
    By Peter Morales | 2/7/2012
  • Leaving Haiti, Feeling Hopeful

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. Trip participant Casey Aspin reflects on the end of the journey in the post below. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the contributions...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/4/2012
  • Meeting the People Who Call the Eco-Village Home

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. Trip participant Casey Aspin writes about her experience in the post below. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the contributions of UUA...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/3/2012
  • From the Road: Nogales

    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 Peter Morales | 2/2/2012
  • Talking with Women of the Papaye Peasant Movement

    UUSC partnered with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti, January 21-28. Trip participant Casey Aspin writes about her experience in the post below. The UUA-UUSC Haiti Volunteer Program is made possible through the contributions of UUA...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/2/2012

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