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  • 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
  • UU-UNO welcomes Ugandan Bishop Cristopher Senyonjo

    June 7th, 2010 Today, the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) organized an interfaith service at the Church Center's United Nations chapel. Rev. Galen Guengerich, senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church, NYC , presided. All Souls Minister of Music Walter...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/17/2010
  • Ubuntu Uganda

    You are cordially invited to Ubuntu Uganda: An Evening with Bishop Christopher Senyonjo Join the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office for wine and hors d'oeuvres to honor Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, often referred to as the Desmond Tutu of Uganda, an outspoken advocate...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/20/2010
  • UU Church of Caican (Philippines) and Global Climate Change

    One of the UU churches I visited recently in the Philippines is the UU Church of Caican, which is partnered with the UU congregation in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Caican church is located in a beautiful, friendly and welcoming village not very far from Bayawan City and Santa Catalina...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/14/2010
  • Standing on the Side of Love in Manila, The Philippines

    It was great to have a visit with UUs from the Philippines in late April/early May. The UU Church of the Philippines (UUCP) held its 55th Annual Convention from April 24 - 27 in Dumaguete City at the UUCP's headquarters. The theme of the Convention was "Restoring the Environment...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/12/2010
  • 11 Reasons to Attend the IARF's 2010 World Congress

    The International Association for Religious Freedom ( IARF ) will be hosting its 33rd World Congress September 4-7, 2010 in Kochi, India. Held every four years, the theme of this year's congress is "Beyond Conflict to Reconciliation: the Challenge of the 21st Century" and the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/21/2010
  • How to dedicate a new Unitarian Church in Jrikyndeng, India

    It was a true pleasure to visit with brothers and sisters in faith in North East India last week. The visit was full of learning and inspiration for me, and served to recommit the already strong relationship between the UUA and the Unitarian Union of North East India (UUNEI)....
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/8/2010
  • Ugandan LGBT Activist Speaks Out Against Anti-Homosexuality Law

    Frank Mugisha, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) spokesperson, will appear at several public East Coast events this month to explain the connection between U.S. conservative religious forces and increased harassment of LGBT people in Uganda. Mr. Mugisha is visiting the United...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/18/2010
  • UUHIP: Partners for Justice in India

    The UUA's International Resources Office is happy to announce the release of "UUHIP: Partners for Justice in India," a great introduction to the work and philosophy of the Unitarian Universalist Association's Holdeen India Program . UUHIP works with key leaders and organizations...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/16/2010
  • Honoring Ela Bhatt

    The Niwano Peace Foundation has chosen Ms. Ela Ramesh Bhatt as the 2010 honoree of the Niwano Peace Prize . In selecting Ms. Bhatt as an awardee for 2010, the Peace Prize Committee said she is "an inspiration to all of us with her commitment to uplifting the downtrodden by...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/9/2010
  • Bolivian UU continues fight for justice

    Olga Flores - a Unitarian Universalist from La Paz, Bolivia - is continuing her leadership in the struggle to have Bolivian Army records of human rights abuses made public. Of central concern is the implementation of court orders allowing special prosecutor Milton Mendoza access...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 3/2/2010
  • Gaza Action Alert

    Sadly, the dismal conditions in Gaza are causing enormous hardship for the people there, with particularly harsh effects on children. Churches for Middle East Peace , a coalition founded in part by the UUA, has organized a letter to President Obama calling for his leadership....
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/18/2010
  • IARF Chapter Conference Report

    From Doris Hunter, Chair, US Chapter, International Association for Religious Freedom (IARF) : The conference, "Reconciliation with the Earth, Each Other and the Stranger" was held at the Clearwater Unitarian Universalist Church from January 14-17th with over fifty people...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/29/2010
  • Urge Debt Relief for Haiti

    We have all watched in horror the images and stories of death and destruction in the wake of Haiti’s January 12 earthquake. And many of us have responded with generosity, giving what we can to the relief efforts: my own UU congregation collected $15,000 in the days after the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/28/2010
  • Fighting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

    The Unitarian Universalist Church of Uganda is preparing to take a strong and courageous stand against the "Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009." This hate-filled legislation proposed in the Ugandan Parliament would criminalize homosexuality and enforce penalties of life...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/20/2010
  • Pastoral Prayer after the earthquake in Haiti

    Reverend John Gibbs Millspaugh - minister of the UU Church of Winchester, MA, shares a "Pastoral Prayer after the earthquake in Haiti, January 12 2010" A Haitian prayer book, entitled God Is No Stranger, includes the following words: “Father, I have learned that one strong in...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/20/2010
  • Season's Greetings from the International Resources Office

    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/23/2009
  • UU's Send Love, Rice, to Filipino UU's Affected by Typhoons

    Thanks to the combined efforts of Unitarians and UU's around the world, members of the UU congregations in The Philippines (Malingin and Doldol) have received generous donations of rice in the wake of food shortages from recent flooding. In September 2009, two powerful typhoons...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/18/2009
  • Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard

    "In 1996, a box was uncovered at the home of a parishioner of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington D.C. In that box were nearly 50 colorful drawings made by children as thanks for gifts received from the church fifty years earlier. Not many people in the church knew the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/14/2009
  • Parliament of World Religions

    The 2009 Parliament of World Religions recently concluded in Melbourne, Australia. More than 220 faith traditions were represented at this global event by 6000 people from 80 nationalities. Unitarians were key organizers of the first Parliament held in Chicago in 1893. On the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/10/2009

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