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  • UU Basel Joins Hands with OnePeople

    Lorraine Rytz-Thériault, of the Unitarian Universalists of Basel, Switzerland, shares the following update from the fellowship's social action program. UU Basel's Social Action program is still young in the making, yet strong in its conviction in supporting causes that align...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/10/2014
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  • The People's Climate March

    UU-UN Office reflections from the historic People's Climate March Sunday September 20, 2014. "The People’s Climate March on September 21st, 2014 brought together people of all identities from around the world. What struck me the most about this march was the boundless positive...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/26/2014
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  • A Seminarian’s Experience at Tsubaki Grand Shrine

    Ranwa Hammamy is a UU seminarian & 2015 M.Div candidate at Union Theological Seminary. In September 2014 she 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...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/15/2014
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  • Interfaith Dialogue for Human Rights

    Abby McBride is a youth representative for the UU-UNO. She attends Lehigh University and is pursuing a a degree in International Relations. She is a blogger and manager for The Assembly . Religion tends to have a bad rap in the media. When people think of zealous religious...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/10/2014
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  • Through Eyes That Have Cried

    Rev. Colin Bossen , a Unitarian Universalist Minister and PhD candidate at Harvard University, shares the following abridged version of a sermon originally preached at the First Parish in Lexington on August 17, 2014. by ndlon NDLON delegation in El Salvador, July 2014 The...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/3/2014
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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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