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International Engagement & Building Peace
  • Uganda’s Proposed Anti-Gay Legislation

    Crossposted from Standing on the Side of Love When I was 18 years old I spent three months in Kenya for a service learning opportunity. During one long weekend we traveled across the border to Kampala, Uganda. I was blown away. Our hosts were incredibly hospitable, the streets...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/1/2009
  • Shramajivee Mahila Samity

    As noted in an ealier blogpost , Shramajivee Mahila Samity - a UU Holdeen India Program Partner - was the recipient of the 2009 "Harriet Tubman Freedom Award" from Free The Slaves. Please share this video about the important and inspirational work of SMS.
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/19/2009
  • The Charter for Compassion is Launched!

    "The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/13/2009
  • Seminarian returns from two week visit to Tsubaki Grand Shrine

    Barbara Prose - currently the ministerial intern with the UU Church of the Monterey Peninsula - was awarded the UUA's 2009 Tsubaki Grand Shrine Scholarship . For two weeks in October she lived and worked at the Shrine, and had a deeply meaningful interfaith experience there. A...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 11/5/2009
  • Dr. Judit Gellérd Visits the UUA

    On Tuesday October 27th, the UUA welcomed Dr. Judit Gellérd, founder and honorary president of the Unitarian Universalist partner church program, to lead the morning chapel service. With a spirited and lively sermon, Judit explored "Transylvanian Unitarianism's Historic Dilemma...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/30/2009
  • UU United Nations Office: Climate Change Task Force

    The UU United Nations Office Climate Change Task Force recently launched a website that serves as a great resource for congregations and social action committees. Youth (and people of all ages) who are interested in the role of the UN in responding to climate change should plan...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/16/2009
  • Mallika Dutt Receives American Courage Award

    It's been an exciting week for the UU Holdeen India Program 's partners! Last week , Shramajivee Mahila Samity (SMS) – India received the Harriet Tubman Award from Free the Slaves; this week, Mallika Dutt received the American Courage Award from the Asian American Justice Center...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 10/9/2009
  • Flooding in the Philipppines

    Reverend Nihal Attanayake, International Office Director for the UU Church of the Philippines shared the following message this morning regarding the Flooding in the Philippines: Dear Friends, I traveled to four congregations from Saturday to Tuesday ...and returned home last...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/30/2009
  • Shramajivee Mahila Samity Wins Freedom Award

    Shramajivee Mahila Samity (SMS) – India, a partner of the UU Holdeen India Program , has received this year’s Harriet Tubman Award from international human rights organization, Free the Slaves . Open to organizations and individuals working to defeat the human trafficking...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/29/2009
  • Sharing Global Faith - September Reflections

    Sharing Global Faith gathers Unitarian and Universalist voices from around the world in a unique devotional e-resource. Reflecting on various aspects of faith life, participants share spiritual insight into the stories and thoughts that fuel their ministerial call. Distributed...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/28/2009
  • G20 Religious Leaders Summit

    Bread for the World issued a call for interfaith religious leaders to gather in Pittsburgh for a two-day Religious Leaders Summit on the eve of the G20 meetings. More than 25 prominent national religious leaders from Moslem, Jewish, Indian, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox,...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/24/2009
  • UUA President Signs Letter in Support of Middle East Peace

    From Churches for Middle East Peace : On September 22, President Obama held tri-lateral meetings in New York with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas to try and jump start final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. In response to...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/23/2009
  • WMD: We Must Disarm

    September 21, is the UN's International Day of Peace Looking for constructive ideas to commemorate the day? Plan to use the UUA's " Peacemaking " materials in your congregation. Use the UUA's materials to support the interfaith effort - A Charter for Compassion Twitter users can...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/21/2009
  • Leaders of Dutch Remonstrant Church visit UUA

    The General Secretary of the Remonstrant Church , Reverend Tom Mikkers, and the minister of the Remonstrant congregation in Utrecht , Holland, Rev. Tina Geels, are visiting the UUA and Boston-area congregations this week. The visit by these leaders serves as an opportunity for...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/18/2009
  • A Charter for Compassion

    The Unitarian Universalist Association is one among a diverse group of interfaith religious organizations that have partnered with the " Charter for Compassion " community. This collaborative effort seeks to be a witness to the centrality of compassion in all of the world's...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/9/2009
  • UUA President in Transylvania for ICUU meeting

    UUA President, the Reverend Peter Morales, traveled to Kolozsvar, Transylvania for the biannual Council Meeting of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists - ICUU from August 31 - September 7, 2009. During his visit he met with leaders of Unitarian and Unitarian...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 9/4/2009
  • International Engagement: UU from Unity Church-Unitarian serves UUHIP partner Vidhayak Sansad

    Please welcome guest blogger Wendy Harris writing from a tribal village near Vasai in the state of Maharashtra, India where she has spent the summer working with UU Holdeen India Program partner Vidhayak Sansad. “You lead English prayer?” The request, by the exercise instructor...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/25/2009
  • "Long Live the Struggle" Now Available Online

    The UUA Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) partners with democratically-operated grassroots social change movements in India, supporting the empowerment of dalits, tribal people, women and religious minorities. "Long Live the Struggle" provides a brief overview of UUHIP, focusing on...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/19/2009
  • Sharing Global Faith - August Reflections

    Sharing Global Faith gathers Unitarian and Universalist voices from around the world in a unique devotional e-resource. Reflecting on various aspects of faith life, participants share spiritual insight into the stories and thoughts that fuel their ministerial call. Distributed...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/19/2009
  • Standing on the Side of Love in North East India

    The Reverend Helpme H. Mohrmen, General Secretary of the Unitarian Union of North East India, had a Special Article published on the Editorial Page of The Shillong Times on August 17, 2009. This article follows last month's decision by the High Court in Delhi which was argued by...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/18/2009

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