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  • 34th IARF World Congress Recap

    [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6787,6788,6790,6791,6792,6793,6794,6795,6796,6797,6798,6799,6800"] From August 24-27, the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) held its 34th World Congress in Birmingham, UK. A quadrennial event, this year's theme was "...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/29/2014
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  • My Summer with the UU-UNO

    [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6766,6769,6767,6764,6765,6768"] Hi everyone, Like my fellow intern Zandy , today marks my last day as an intern with the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office. Through the last ten weeks with the office I have had such an amazing...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/26/2014
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  • Nine Weeks in the Life of a UU-UNO Women's Program Intern

    Hi, my name is Alexandra “Zandy” Stovicek and this is my last week as the intern in charge of the Women’s Initiative for Security and Peacebuilding (WISP) in the Unitarian Universalist United Nations (UUUNO) office. I had an incredible time getting to know my office supervisors...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/19/2014
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  • Giving, Receiving, Sharing: God Particles

    The Remonstrant church in the Netherlands - a century-long liberal religious partner of the UUA - is embarking on an innovative ministry called 'Goddeeltjes' (God particles). They will be publishing 6 small spiritual booklets by church leaders about finding parts of God through...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/13/2014
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  • Hiroshima: Interfaith Dialogue & Peace

    The Heiwa Peace Pilgrimage —a multigenerational, multicultural, interfaith peace exchange program coordinated by All Souls Church Unitarian (Washington D.C.) — traveled to Hiroshima, Japan, for ten days to visit with interfaith partners at the Buddhist organization Rissho Kosei-...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/12/2014
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  • Hiroshima: Reflections on Reconciliation & Friendship

    [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6718,6716,6717,6719,6721,6722,6720,6723"] The Heiwa Peace Pilgrimage delegation began its journey on August 1st and will be visiting with their interfaith partners in Japan for ten days. This guest blog post was composed jointly by three youth...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/8/2014
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  • UN Conference 'Women in Power: Making a Global Difference'

    When fellow intern Zandy and I heard that there would be a UN conference entitled “Women in Power Making a Global Difference,” I cleared my schedule to be sure I could be there. What could be more exciting than powerful women using their influence for the global good? The...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/5/2014
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  • Peacemaking in Partnership

    The Heiwa Peace Pilgrimage delegation began its journey on August 1st and will be visiting with their interfaith partners in Japan for ten days. This guest blog post was composed by the All Souls Church Unitarian (Washington, D.C.) Pilgrimage Organizing Team. In collaboration...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/4/2014
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  • Love Reached Out Globally at General Assembly 2014

    The 53rd anniversary of the UUA’s General Assembly was an incredible hub of activity on the international front. With guests from over ten countries in attendance and numerous events, workshops, and celebrations with an international focus, this year’s proceedings were...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/31/2014
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  • LOVE REACHED OUT: UU-UNO General Assembly Recap

    Thank you for joining the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office during our General Assembly 2014 Events! UU-UNO Director, Bruce Knotts , spoke at LGBTQ and Immigration - An Intersection of Human Rights , hosted by UURISE , on Thursday, June 26th. Bruce discussed the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/28/2014
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  • A Lost Soul

    On Sunday, July 6th, Ebenezer, an active HIV patient, AIDS orphan, and one of the students in the Mayne Krobo Region of Ghana whom the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office assists through the Every Child is Our Child program, passed away. He was admitted to the local...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/21/2014
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  • News from the UU-UNO Director, Bruce Knotts

    Bringing UU Values to the UN and to the U.S. and Canadian Governments I have previously shared with you the fine work done by Frances Cosstick of the small Unitarian Fellowship of Ottawa, Canada’s capital. She and her colleagues organized a series of meetings at the Canadian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/8/2014
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  • Watch UU-UNO Director Bruce Knotts give impassioned speech at the United Nations

    On June 20, 2014 at the United Nations, NGO representatives from all over the world had an opportunity to provide input on the UN's 2015-2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Once confirmed, these goals will be the UN's official sustainable development mandate for the next...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/3/2014
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  • Abigail Zylla - 2014-06-24 15:29:35

    pescetarian, but no allergies AUTHOR: Abigail Zylla AUTHOR EMAIL: ag [dot] zylla [at] gmail [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 69.254.6.10 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => Abigail Zylla [Email] => ag [dot] zylla [...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/24/2014
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  • Still Fighting to Bring Back Our Girls: The State of the Girl Child in Nigeria and Around the World

    On June 9th, Kechie’s Project organized a panel discussion entitled, “The State of the Girl Child in Nigeria.” Several UU-UNO Interns attended the event at the UN Church Center in order to garner more knowledge about this human rights topic. Kechie’s Project is a non-profit...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/24/2014
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  • Love Reaches Out Globally at UUA General Assembly!

    Find yourself in the Global U/U Story at UUA General Assembly in Providence where we'll be blessed by the presence of more than 30 honored guests from a dozen countries. Each of our international partners brings inspiring news to share about how the Global U/U Story is changing...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/22/2014
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  • Homophobia in Nigeria: Film Screenings and Panel Discussion

    On June 5, 2014, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) hosted a film screening and panel discussion on homophobia in Nigeria. The program began with opening remarks by Director, Bruce Knotts, around the importance of this issue and the UU-UNO's role in...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/20/2014
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  • David Overton - 2014-06-18 03:08:15

    AUTHOR: David Overton AUTHOR EMAIL: tdover3 [at] aol [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 76.187.56.175 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => David Overton [Email] => tdover3 [at] aol [dot] com [Congregation (no acronyms...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/18/2014
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  • Dorothy (Dotty)Prunhuber - 2014-06-16 15:16:40

    shell fish AUTHOR: Dorothy (Dotty)Prunhuber AUTHOR EMAIL: Dotprun [at] aol [dot] com AUTHOR URL: SUBJECT: [UUA International] Join the UU-UNO at General Assembly! IP: 67.81.99.244 Array ( [First Name, Last Name] => Dorothy (Dotty)Prunhuber [Email] => Dotprun [at] aol [dot...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/16/2014
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  • UU-UNO Director invited to the White House to discuss Global LGBT Human Rights

    I received the following invitation last week: You are invited to a White House Forum on Global LGBT Human Rights, to be held on Tuesday, June 24th, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. EST. We are pleased to announce that Ambassador Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, will deliver keynote...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/10/2014
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