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  • Meet NYSYLC and SUPPORT NY State DREAM Act!

    Meet New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC) today! And sign their online petition for New York State DREAM Act to support the equal opportunity to higher education of undocumented youth in the U.S. Sign the petition here . The NYSYLC is a volunteer run organization led...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/23/2011
  • Give Thanks & Observe International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women!

    As we give thanks this Thursday, we keep in mind the privilege of security that many of us enjoy. Friday, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Despite progress in many parts of the world, data from the World Bank reports that women...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/21/2011
  • A Dinner in Honor of Kathy Sreedhar at the Embassy of the United States in New Delhi

    On October 31st the United States Chargé d'Affaires in New Delhi, Ambassador Peter Burleigh, held a dinner in honor of Kathy Sreedhar, Director Emerita of the UU Holdeen India Program (UUHIP). Ambassador Burleigh hosted the dinner at Roosevelt House, the historic Ambassador’s...
    By Derek Mitchell | 11/21/2011
  • Sing a Song Full of Hope: Rights of Children of African Descent

    Cristina Velez, a graduate intern at the UU-UNO, gives her account of the November 17 United Nations NGO Committee on Children's Rights held at the UN Church Center in New York City. “Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us; Sing a song full of the hope...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/21/2011
  • Today, We Recognize Universal Children's Day!

    "We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind." Excerpt from We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up to the World Summit...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/20/2011
  • UUs Join the UU-UNO in Celebrating UN Sunday

    In celebration of the founding of the UN on October 24th, 1945, the UU-UNO invites congregations and individual UUs to deepen their understanding of the United Nations by devoting one service in October to reaffirming the connections between UU principles and vital issues dealt...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/18/2011
  • International U-U Leaders Visit Boston

    It was an honor for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to host an International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) Tent Summit for the 5 largest U/U groups around the world in Boston from November 6-10, 2011. Present for the meeting were representatives...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/18/2011
  • Celebrate Universal Children’s Day and the ECOC Program!

    Universal Children’s Day Sunday, November 20th Involve your congregation in observing Universal Child’s Day! Marking the day on which the Assembly adopted the both the Declaration and the Convention on the Right of the Child (1959 & 1989, respectively), Universal Child’s Day...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/14/2011
  • Get To Know the Every Child Is Our Child (ECOC) Students!

    In the next few weeks, the UU-UNO will feature a child that receives access to education, school supplies and health care through the ECOC Program. Meet Jessica! Jessica is a 13-year-old girl who studies at Okwenya School located in Manya Krobo, Ghana. Jessica’s father contacted...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/9/2011
  • Climate Change and Forced Migration

    The following post was written by Guy Quinlan. He is a member of UU-UNO Climate Change Task Force and attends All Souls Church in New York City. CLIMATE CHANGE AND FORCED MIGRATION In February 2010 the US Defense Department reported that “climate-related changes are already...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/8/2011
  • Introducing Kye Flannery, UUA International Office Intern

    I’ve been pretty darn lucky this year. For one thing, I’ve just started interning at the International Resources Office at the UUA. I’ve also had opportunities to visit Mexico, Bangladesh and Haiti, so I’ve gotten to ask a lot of questions about what responsible, long-term...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/3/2011
  • Servetus: Heretic and Hero

    Cross-posted from Beyond Belief , UUA President Peter Morales’s blog. Imagine that an unknown 20-year-old were to write a book today taking issue with some point of religious doctrine, basing his arguments on his interpretation of texts in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. I doubt anyone...
    By Peter Morales | 11/1/2011
  • Speaking of Servetus

    Cross-posted from Beyond Belief , UUA President Peter Morales's blog. I have just arrived in Spain to participate in a conference in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Michael Servetus (or, as the Spaniards name him, Miguel Servet). Organized by the Michael Servetus...
    By Peter Morales | 10/27/2011
  • IARF Japan Delegation Visits UUA

    On Saturday October 22, a delegation of twenty-three International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) members hailing from Japan visited the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) for the day. Leading the group on an East Coast tour was the former chairman of Rissho...
    By Nicole McConvery | 10/27/2011
  • Climate Change and their Refugees

    “Environmental refugees” refers to the people who are forced to migrate from or flee their home region due to sudden or long-term changes to their local environment. These conditions can include increased droughts , desertification , sea level rise , and disruption of seasonal...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/24/2011
  • San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (SDGLN) Coverage

    Read more about the Compass for Compassion Conference! Editor in Chief of the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (SDGLN), Ken Williams, recapitulates the conference and highlights our Executive Director, Bruce Knotts. SDGLN exclusive: Uganda remains a lightning rod over gay rights...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/24/2011
  • Another History-Making Month: UUA United Nations Office Monthly Report for October

    We began the month with the opening of the UN General Assembly under intense security. The street where we work (44th street) was blocked by police and the only way we were allowed entry was by showing our UN badges. There were snipers on the roof of the UN, helicopters in the...
    By Bruce Knotts | 10/19/2011
  • UN Sunday Readings

    Get pumped for UN Sunday this month! Each week we have posted readings that you can use in your UN Sunday service focusing on this year's theme: Empower Women for a Better World. This week is the last in our series of UN Sunday Readings . This weeks reading is a meditation story...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/19/2011
  • UU Led UN LGBT Consultation Agrees To Next Steps

    In the Spring of 2009, Human Rights Watch called the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office and said that fundamentalist ministers and politicians were inflaming homophobic hatred in Uganda. Human Rights Watch asked the UU-UNO to form a coalition of progressive faith...
    By Bruce Knotts | 10/14/2011
  • A Seminarian's Experience at Tsubaki Grand Shrine

    Christian Schmidt is a third year UU seminarian at Andover Newton Theological School. In August 2011 he 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...
    By Eric Cherry | 10/6/2011


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