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  • Going to Haiti: Pulling in the Same Direction to Rebuild Haiti

    In this blog post, UUSC President Rev. Dr. Bill Schulz shares the latest from the UUA/UUSC Joint JustWorks Seminarian Trip to Haiti. Leaders from UUSC, the UUA, and our two UU theological schools arrived in Port-au-Prince yesterday to join 10 seminarians (including three who had...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/27/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Engaging in Service and Theological Reflection

    Due to a sudden illness, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales will not be joining the UUA-UUSC contingent in Haiti. Instead, the Rev. Eric Cherry, the UUA’s international resources director, has posted this message from Haiti. There is a palpable feeling of blessing and gratitude...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/26/2011
  • UUA, UUSC Presidents Embark on Joint Trip to Haiti

    Due to a sudden illness, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales will not be joining the UUA/UUSC contingent in Haiti. Instead, the Rev. Eric Cherry, the UUA’s International Resources director, is traveling to Haiti with the group. In response to last year's devastating earthquake in...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/25/2011
  • Going to Haiti: A Seminarian's Search for a Roadmap for Responsible Presence

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Kye Flannery, a student at the Harvard Divinity School...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/24/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Building Houses and Building Lasting Connections

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24-31. In the post below, participant Seth Carrier, who graduated this past weekend from...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/24/2011
  • Going to Haiti: Embarking on the Seminarian Rebuilding Trip

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is excited to be partnering with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a joint volunteer trip to Haiti for seminarians, May 24 to 31. Participants are working with the Papaye Peasant Movement, a UUSC partner in the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/23/2011
  • Eddoboozi representative goes to IDAHO conference

    The UUA has received word that a representative of our LGBT Human Rights organizational partner in Uganda - Eddoboozi - has been invited to attend the IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) Campaign conference on May 17th in Paris, France. "John will travel to France as an...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/13/2011
  • Khasi Unitarian President visits UU congregations

    Reverend Derrick Pariat - President of the Unitarian Union of North East India - arrived in Bellevue, Washington yesterday (May 12th) to begin a six week visit with UU congregations throughout the USA. Rev. Pariat started church work in 1996 serving as Secretary of the Unitarian...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/13/2011
  • A New Phase for Project Harvest Hope

    Through twenty years of partnership and pilgrimage, shared faith and common purpose, the mission of Project Harvest Hope (PHH) has been to nurture the Székeley spirit and traditions of rural life in the Unitarian villages of Transylvania. With a core vision of community and...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/11/2011
  • Holdeen Partner ENSS/SUTRA Receives Changemakers Grant

    The Omidyar Network and Ashoka's Changemakers program announced UU Holdeen India Program partner Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan ( ENSS ) , a social movement working through Social Uplift Through Rural Action ( SUTRA ) , as a winner of their "Property Rights: Identity, Dignity,...
    By Nicole McConvery | 4/28/2011
  • UUA hires new UU Holdeen India Program Director: Mr. Derek Mitchell

    It’s a pleasure to announce that Mr. Derek Mitchell will serve as the new Director of the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) effective August 1, 2011. For the last nine years Derek has studied and researched inIndia, exploring the causes of social...
    By Eric Cherry | 4/11/2011
  • Bringing a message of deep condolence, spiritual support, and solidarity to interfaith partners in Japan (Part II)

    The Unitarian Universalist Association ( UUA ) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee ( UUSC ) have created the UUA/UUSC Japan Relief Fund to support the work of our interfaith partners in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami. The Director of International...
    By Eric Cherry | 4/6/2011
  • Bringing a message of deep condolence, spiritual support, and solidarity to interfaith partners in Japan

    The Unitarian Universalist Association ( UUA ) and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee ( UUSC ) have created the UUA/UUSC Japan Relief Fund to support the work of our interfaith partners in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami. The Director of International...
    By Eric Cherry | 3/31/2011
  • "My Life"

    This is an essay by a student of the Dalit Shakti Kendra (DSK) vocational school in Ahmedabad, a partner of the UU Holdeen India Program . This student won the "My Life" composition award at her graduation ceremony, which President Morales attended last month on his journey...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/29/2011
  • UUSC/UUA JustWorks Trip to Haiti for Seminarians

    Be part of building resiliency — volunteer at a Haitian eco-village! Central Plateau, Haiti May 24–31, 2011 This past year, members of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP), one of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's (UUSC's) partners in Haiti, set aside several hectares of...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/22/2011
  • International Women's Day: Ela Bhatt Counted Amongst "Women Deliver 100"

    Ela Bhatt, founder of the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), a partner of the UU Holdeen India Program , is on the list of top 100 people working to advance women's lives worldwide. In line with 100th anniversary of International Women's Day , advocacy organization Women...
    By Nicole McConvery | 3/8/2011
  • Unitarians in the Khasi Hills

    On February 14, 2011, Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), embarked upon a two-week journey to India to visit with several partners of the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) and with leaders of the Unitarian Union of...
    By Peter Morales | 3/2/2011
  • Empowerment through education

    On February 14, 2011, Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), embarked upon a two-week journey to India to visit with several partners of the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) and with leaders of the Unitarian Union of...
    By Peter Morales | 3/1/2011
  • Waste pickers of New Delhi

    On February 14, 2011, Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), embarked upon a two-week journey to India to visit with several partners of the Unitarian Universalist Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) and with leaders of the Unitarian Union of...
    By Peter Morales | 2/28/2011
  • Derek McCullough, Minister for Christchurch, NZ, Checks In

    Derek McCullough—who is the minister and leader of the UU church in Christchurch, New Zealand—suffered the destruction of his home during the terrible earthquake last week. Derek and his family are fine and have asked the UUA to publish this letter and photos so that his friends...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/28/2011

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