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  • Rest in Peace: Hungarian Unitarian Bishop Reverend Csaba Razmany

    On Wednesday, July 15th, the Bishop of the Unitarian Church of Hungary, Reverend Csaba Razmany, passed away after a long illness. Bishop Razmany was born in Kolozsvar in 1946. From 1968-1971 he was a deacon of the Unitarian church in Brasso. From 1971-1995 he served the church...
    By Eric Cherry | 7/17/2009
  • UU Leaders from Uganda, Burundi and Nigeria at General Assembly

    It was a great honor to welcome religious leaders from around the world to General Assembly 2009 in Salt Lake City. Three of our U/U international guests were visiting the United States - and General Assembly - for the first time: Reverend Mark Kiyimba (Uganda), Rev. Fulgence...
    By Eric Cherry | 7/2/2009
  • Sharing Global Faith: June: Reflections on Fellowship

    Introduction: On October 24, 1852, Henry David Thoreau scribbled an impassioned admonition in his journal: “What men [sic!] call social virtue, good fellowship – is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter which lie close together to keep each other warm.” Indeed, Thoreau’s...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/19/2009
  • Unitarian Universalism in Africa

    In this month's UU World, guest columnist Scott Kraft reports on the growth of Unitarian Universalism in Africa. Originally introduced in 1857, Unitarian Universalism existed as a handful of UU congregations in South Africa and Nigeria; within the last ten years, numerous...
    By Eric Cherry | 6/1/2009
  • Bolivian UU on Hunger Strike

    Unitarian Universalists who have been involved with the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists, or who attended the International Convocation of U/U Women this past February are likely to know Olga Flores Bedregal. Olga has joined with three other Bolivians in a...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/21/2009
  • Sharing Global Faith - May

    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 Eric Cherry | 5/19/2009
  • UU Church of the Philippines

    The UU Church of the Philippines (UUCP) has embarked upon a Sustainability Program that seeks to build a Dormitory in Dumaguette City. Congregations and individuals can find out more about this exciting program by visiting the project website . Or, check out a recording of the...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/11/2009
  • Standing on the Side of Love in Mexico

    Earlier this Spring the President of the UU Fellowship of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - Lee Veal - received the following correspondence: Hola Lee, Francisco Lagunes Gaitán de la Libre Comunidad Unitaria de Mexico (LCUM) me paso tu nombre... Estoy buscando a un ministro...
    By Eric Cherry | 5/8/2009
  • Sharing Global Faith

    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 Eric Cherry | 4/16/2009
  • All Souls Church - Hiroshima Children's Drawings

    On Sunday, April 5, All Souls Church (Unitarian) in Washington DC celebrated an important chapter in its history. In 1948, inspired by the sermons of the Rev. A. Powell Davies, children at All Souls collected school supplies to send to children in Hiroshima, Japan. In...
    By Eric Cherry | 4/14/2009
  • Sing Your Faith - A new hymnal published by the British Unitarians

    The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (UK) has published a new hymnal - Sing Your Faith. It received high praise in a recent review in The Inquirer by Rev. Ant Howe. Rev. Richard Boeke presents a copy of Sing Your Faith to Joan Sparrow, the organist at...
    By Eric Cherry | 4/8/2009
  • The Human Right to Water in South Africa

    One of the Social Justice partners that UUA President Sinkford met with during his November 2008 Pilgrimage to Africa was the Coalition Against Water Privatization (CAWP). CAWP has led the grassroots struggle in South Africa to assure access to safe drinking water, especially in...
    By Eric Cherry | 3/31/2009
  • Photostream from Transylvanian Bishop's Installation

    On March 6, 2009 the 31st Bishop of the Transylvanian Unitarian Church - Reverend Balint Benczedi Ferenc - was installed during a ceremony at the Unitarian Church in Kolozsvár. Bishop Balint Installation Photos by Rev. Molnar Lehel
    By Eric Cherry | 3/29/2009
  • A Serious Accountability Problem

    This entry was written by Diana Sands, LGBT Program Associate at the Unitarian Universalist UN Office . From civil rights to human rights, what is at stake is humanity and dignity for all: the oppressed, their oppressors, and the spectators. Here I want to compare traditionally...
    By Eric Cherry | 3/25/2009
  • Witness: Human Rights and the Arts

    I often find myself wading through history’s blood-stained swamp of violence in search of fleeting sources of hope. This experience speaks more, I believe, to the way in which history is recorded than to the human condition itself. For the very act of canonizing authoritative...
    By Eric Cherry | 3/10/2009
  • International Convocation of UU Women

    Nearly 600 Unitarians, Unitarian Universalists, and progressive people of faith from approximately 20 countries gathered in Houston, Texas for the First International Convocation of UU Women from Thursday, February 26th through Sunday, March 1st. The theme of the Convocation was...
    By Eric Cherry | 3/4/2009
  • Slumdog Millionaire

    The second in a series of blog posts this week inspired by movies highlighted in Sunday's Oscars Awards ceremony. Today, Kathy Sreedhar, the director of the UUA Holdeen India Program , talks about the movie, Slumdog Millionaire. Slumdog won eight academy awards, including best...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/24/2009
  • Chennai Unitarian Christian Church

    Reprinted with permission from The Inquirer (The Voice of British and Irish Unitarians and Free Christians) The new building of the Chennai Unitarian Christian Church was opened on 25 January amid scenes of joyful celebration. Warm messages of greeting and fellowship were...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/24/2009
  • 25 things about the UUA's International Resources Office

    The International Resources Office also put a "25 things about..." note on our Facebook page . 1. A corner of the IRO office is dedicated as a memorial to Rev. Dr. Homer Jack! 2. When people walk into the office and see the bust of Albert Schweizer on our bookshelf, they usually...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/23/2009
  • Correspondence from an Australian Unitarian

    Dear Unitarian Friends, Australia is in a state of shock as the toll from devastation from the Victorian bush-fires slowly unfolds. It is expected that the death toll will be in excess of 200 with many in hospitals and others still unaccounted for and missing. The bushland...
    By Eric Cherry | 2/11/2009


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