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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Big Fish, Little Fish: Building Foundations and Mobilizing Community in Haiti

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20—27. In the post below, participant Ravenna McGuire reflects on their first day working at the eco-village and learning about the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/24/2011
  • Youth Delegation: From Port-au-Prince to the Central Plateau

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the posts below, two participants share their first impressions. The following post was written by Ravenna McGuire on...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/24/2011
  • UU-UNO at UN Climate Change Working Group

    On August 17th, 2011, the climate change work group held a session to discuss preparation for the COP-17 meeting (17th Conference of the Parties ), which will be held from November 28 - December 9, 2011 in Durban,South Africa. The COP-17 meeting will bring together...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/24/2011
  • Youth Delegation Arrives Safely in Haiti's Central Plateau

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the post below, trip leader Evan Seitz, UUSC's associate for experiential learning and youth services, gives a quick...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/23/2011
  • My First Look at Hope in Haiti

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the post below, Charles Huschle, UUSC's senior associate for foundations and corporations and one of the staff members on...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/22/2011
  • The Papaye Peasant Movement’s Call for Community

    UUSC is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Association on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for youth and young adults, August 20–27. In the post below, Jessica Atcheson, UUSC’s editor/writer, gives a quick update after the group arrived in the Central...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/22/2011
  • UUA Seminarian Scholar writes from Tsubaki Grand Shrine

    Christian Schmidt (the UUA's 2011 Tsubaki Grand Shrine Seminarian Scholar) writes from TGS after the first three days of his two-week stay It’s been a busy few days at Tsubaki Grand Shrine . In my first three days here, I have been given Shinto priest clothing to wear, been...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/17/2011
  • UU Society of Iowa City experiences transformative Service/Learning work in Guatemala

    The Iowa City Press-Citizen has a great article about a recent service/learning trip that 27 youth and adults from UUSIC took to Guatemala. Experiences like this reflect a widely shared commitment among Unitarian Universalists that UUA President Peter Morales has identified as...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/12/2011
  • A UU-UNO High School Intern and Youth Envoy Learns about Youth Development at the United Nations

    by Olivia Legan, UU-UNO Intern The panel members had not yet opened their mouths to speak, but the conference room was already buzzing with conversation. The chatter was unusual with many different accents and languages ricocheting from wall to wall. Sharp inflections of German...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/9/2011
  • I Sit, I Think, I Wonder…

    Beginning August 5, 2011, Erik Mohn, UUA Young Adult Spirituality & Service Consultant, will be embarking on a 24-day journey to Ghana where he will volunteer in a health clinic, a school, and an orphanage through Amizade , a global service learning organization. Here Erik...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/5/2011
  • A Week of Service in Haiti

    Two church groups recently went to Haiti in July, each for a week of service. The first group, from Arlington Street Church in Boston, went to work at a school in a camp. The second group –including participants from the First Parish Church in Cambridge – went to provide medical...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/4/2011
  • Hiroshima Day 2011

    That fateful summer, 8:15. The roar of a B-29 breaks the morning calm. A parachute opens in the blue sky. Then suddenly, a flash, an enormous blast—silence—hell on Earth... August 6th marks the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The UUA's International Office has a...
    By Nicole McConvery | 8/4/2011
  • UN Sunday - October 24, 2011

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) is proud to announce the completion of our 2011 United Nation Sunday resource packet . In celebration of the founding of the UN on October 24th, 1945, the UU-UNO invites congregations and individual UUs to deepen their...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/3/2011
  • LGBT organization among 3 that receive ECOSOC status

    The International Lesbian, Gay Alliance is a consortium of about 300 LGBT organizations, mostly based in Europe. ILGA.org is by far the best source of on-line information about international LGBT issues. ILGA is one of the oldest and best known international LGBT organizations...
    By Eric Cherry | 7/26/2011
  • Why Celebrate July 17th?

    by Lorand Laskai, UU-UNO Intern Since 1998, July 17th has marked, a significant, if overlooked, holiday: International Justice Day , a day celebrating the ratification of the Rome Statute and the inception of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Dedicated to bringing...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/11/2011
  • International Presence at General Assembly 2011

    The 50th anniversary of the UUA's General Assembly was a hub of activity on the international front. With guests from over ten countries in attendance and numerous events, workshops, and celebrations, this year's proceedings were particularly historic. Drawing over 4,000...
    By Nicole McConvery | 7/8/2011
  • My First Meeting for FENICC

    by Dave Chapman, UU-UNO Envoy First UU Fellowship of Hunterdon County The announcement and invitation read, “Ryan Smith from the Presbyterian United Nations Office will be speaking on the importance of an interfaith presence at the ICC. Join us for this interfaith dialogue on...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/6/2011
  • An Interfaith Breakfast at UUA General Assembly

    Interfaith history was made on Friday, June 24th on the 25th floor of the Westin Hotel when leaders from two great faith traditions met with UUA President Peter Morales over breakfast at General Assembly. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a renowned American Muslim cleric and spokesperson...
    By Jane Greer | 6/29/2011
  • Award-Winning film, Budrus, to be screened at UUA General Assembly

    Come to a screening of the film at the UUA General Assembly hosted by UUs for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME) Workshop title: Budrus: Creating Justice on the Ground in Palestine/Israel When: Friday, June 24, 1:00 - 2:15pm, Where: Charlotte Convention Center 208A [youtube...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/14/2011
  • Ela Bhatt honored with Radcliffe Award

    In keeping with a historied tradition of honoring individuals who have had a transformative impact on society, Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study bestowed this year's Radcliffe Institute Medal upon Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self-Employed Women's...
    By Nicole McConvery | 6/1/2011

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