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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • EUU Fall Retreat

    From October 29-31, the European Unitarian Universalists (EUU) held its Fall Retreat in Mittelwihr, located in the Alsace region of France. Hosted by the UU Fellowship of Paris, UUA President Rev. Peter Morales attended as the theme speaker. Morales' talk, entitled "Building a...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/9/2010
  • Inspired by Survivors of the Civil War in Uganda

    This blogpost is related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. its written by UUA International Resources Director Rev. Eric Cherry. The past few days have been incredible. On Saturday, we left Kampala for Northern Uganda, to begin the next phase of the...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/9/2010
  • Connecting with People and Responsibility in Uganda

    In the post below, John Crossan, a participant on Witness to a Return Home, the JustJourney to Uganda, contemplates the seeds of responsibility that the trip — and the people he’s meeting on the journey — is sowing. I have been on many tours where I have seen evidence of...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/9/2010
  • Sharing Stories of Life in Northern Uganda

    This blogpost is related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. In the post below, participant Marie Kidder shares her impressions of the people and places they’re visiting in the north. We are staying in a compound near the cathedral; there are bells at 6:...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/8/2010
  • In the beginning...

    On Friday, November 5, Constance Kane, UUSC's vice president and COO as well as a participant on the Uganda JustJourney, reported in with a quick update on the beginning of their travels. We are just beginning our Uganda JustJourney and have spent the morning with the Refugee...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/6/2010
  • News from Indonesia

    Indonesia is currently undergoing several simultaneous environmental disasters ; from floods and mudslides to several volcanic eruptions, over 100 people have died as a result. Aryanto Nugroho, of the Unitarian Christian Church of Indonesia, has sent the following update: Dear...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/5/2010
  • The Bravery of UUs in Ugnda

    This blogpost is related to a joint UUA/UUSC JustJourney to Uganda in November 2010. It is written by UUA International Resources Director Rev. Eric Cherry on November 4, 2010. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) – Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)...
    By Eric Cherry | 11/5/2010
  • Holdeen Partner Profile: AIDMI

    The All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) is a non-governmental, community-based organization that works towards reducing disaster risk in some of India’s most vulnerable communities. Linking these communities to national and international humanitarian relief and...
    By Nicole McConvery | 11/4/2010
  • IARF-India Chapter: Organizing Human Rights Education

    The International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) works for freedom of religion and belief at a global level by encouraging interfaith dialogue and tolerance. Founded in 1900, the organization has member groups in twenty-five countries, from faith traditions including...
    By Nicole McConvery | 10/22/2010
  • Peacemaking in Israel/Palestine

    [youtube YQQ8F2W5eB0] Budrus is an award winning documentary about a Palestinian community organizer, Ayed Morrar, who unites local Fatah and Hamas members along with Israeli supporters in an unarmed movement to save his village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation...
    By Eric Cherry | 10/6/2010
  • Welcome to Our Global Faith

    This 3-minute video was designed to help introduce new members of UU congregations to our international connections. [vimeo 15135992] An FAQ with further information is also available. Contact the UUA's International Office to request a DVD version of the video.
    By Eric Cherry | 9/27/2010
  • Holdeen Partner Breakthrough Launches Global Campaign Against Domestic Violence

    Mallika Dutt, CEO and President of Breakthrough , a UU Holdeen India Program Partner, announced the launch of the "Bell Bajao" global campaign on domestic violence yesterday at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). Launched in 2008, Bell Bajao (Hindi for "Ring the bell") calls on...
    By Nicole McConvery | 9/21/2010
  • The IARF World Congress

    The 33rd World Congress of the International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) was held in Kochi, India from September 4-7, 2010. More than 600 people attended the Congress, with participants hailing from nearly 30 IARF member groups in East Asia, South Asia, Europe, the...
    By Eric Cherry | 9/14/2010
  • International Day of Peace: A Million Minutes for Peace

    The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA ) is partnering with "The Odyssey Network" to promote " A Million Minutes for Peace " on the U.N.'s International Day of Peace - September 21st, 2010. People of different faiths from all over the world will stop at noon and pray for...
    By Eric Cherry | 9/14/2010
  • Exploring the Way of the Kami

    This year's recipient of the Tsubaki Grand Shrine Scholarship , Barnaby Feder, shares his reflections on his two week residency in Suzuka, Japan: At midnight on Aug. 11, in a scene I could never have imagined, there I was, one American Unitarian Universalist among about 70...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/7/2010
  • A Historic Visit

    See update from 8/30 (below) For the first time since the 1960's the UU Church of the Philippines (UUCP) will be paid a visit by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s President. From August 26 – September 2, 2010, Reverend Peter Morales will visit with a dozen UU...
    By Eric Cherry | 8/19/2010
  • About

    International Social Justice Affirming and promoting the goal of world community with Peace, Liberty and Justice for all, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) become internationally engaged in diverse ways. Discover the Global U/U Story Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/5/2010
  • Arms Down! Campaign for Shared Security

    In November 2009, the Religions for Peace Global Youth Network launched the Arms Down! Campaign for Shared Security . The campaign aims to advance shared security by working to reduce nuclear and conventional weapons and to reallocate military spending to support urgently needed...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/30/2010
  • Global UU Ministers Meeting and Theological Symposium

    In mid-July the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) concluded two deeply inspiring global conferences in Kerkrade, Holland. The first conference brought together more than 60 Unitarian, Unitarian Universalist, and liberal Christian ministers from 15...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/28/2010
  • International Presence at General Assembly 2010

    International Guests in Attendance Reema Nanavaty Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) - India Ms. Nanavaty is the Director of Economic and Rural Development for SEWA, which is the largest labor union of informal sector workers in India. Guji Yukiyasu Yamamoto Tsubaki Grand...
    By Nicole McConvery | 7/8/2010


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