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  • News of Ahmedabad Bombings from Holdeen Partner, SEWA

    Dear Friends, You may have heard about 18 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad. UU Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) is partners with Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) in Ahmedabad, India. We thought we would send you a short report on what has been happening to SEWA and SEWA members so...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 8/7/2008
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  • United Nations Sunday

    During the past year the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) has been making tremendous strides representing our religious movement at the UN. People who know the executive director of the UU-UNO, Bruce Knotts, aren't surprised. And those that have been getting...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/30/2008
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  • 63rd Anniversary of Hiroshima Remembrance Day

    August 6, 2008 will be the 63rd anniversary of Hiroshima Day and there are many interfaith and UU resources available for congregations that plan to hold a worship service or other event. UUA President, Rev. William G. Sinkford offers a prayer for Hiroshima Day- Like most...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/21/2008
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  • Religious Leaders Summit for Peace

    Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President William G. Sinkford arrived in Sapporo, Japan on July 2, 2008, to participate in the "World Religious Leaders Summit for Peace" scheduled prior to the start of the G-8 Summit of World Leaders in Japan (July 5-6). The gathering...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 7/9/2008
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  • U/U Youth Exchange

    Unitarian Church in Westchester County, New York, connecting U.S. and German Youth in an International Exchange Program The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton & Ossining (UUBCO) , in Westchester County, north of New York City, is connecting its youth and...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 6/6/2008
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  • UUA Holdeen India Program

    This past weekend the Advisory Board of the UUA Holdeen India Program (UUHIP) met in Washington, DC. UUHIP is a very unique department of the UUA. It was established in 1984 with a mission to: "work with organizations of India's most excluded and oppressed peoples: women; dalits...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/22/2008
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  • Ongoing Humanitarian Relief Efforts

    Responding to the May 12th Earthquake in Southwest China There are many organizations that Unitarian Universalists can reliably provide donations to for humanitarian relief efforts in China: The Red Cross may be in a unique position to be helpful since they often have well-...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/21/2008
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  • UUSC-UUA Cyclone Nargis Relief Fund

    (Update: As of May 9, 2008, 243 gifts totaling $28,514 have been received!) Unitarian Universalists are invited to respond with generous compassion towards those suffering in the wake of Cyclone Nargis. Please see a message from the UUSC and UUA below: The Unitarian Universalist...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/7/2008
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  • Khasi Hills Unitarians elect new leaders

    The Unitarian Union of North East India held elections for members of its Executive Committee on Sunday, May 5, 2008. Reverend Pearl Greene Marbaniang described the results with the phrase "Youth Brigade Takes Over Reins of UUNEI," and quoted Wordsworth as an introduction to a...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 5/6/2008
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  • An International Focus during Flower Communion Services

    Many Unitarian Universalist congregations cherish their annual flower communion services as a beautiful symbol and ritual of our history, our current ministries, and our highest aspirations. While the liturgical elements that congregations include during flower communion vary...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/23/2008
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  • Picking up the Pieces: Building a Culture of Peace

    The Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) has been hosting an intergenerational seminar every Spring for the past six years. The most recent seminar – “Picking Up the Pieces: Building a Culture of Peace” – brought a diverse group of more than 150 people to New...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/8/2008
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  • Annual Meeting of British Unitarians

    The General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches (UK) held its Annual General Meeting at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, England from March 26-29, 2008. Approximately 400 people gathered for the meeting from the UK and abroad, including representatives...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 4/1/2008
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  • In Memoriam: Brington Mylliemngap

    The General Secretary of the Unitarian Union of Northeast India - Bah Brington Mylliemngap - died on Tuesday, February 26th in Shillong. Brington Mylliemngap was born in 1936 and got his BA degree from Guwahati University in 1960. From a humble beginning in 1961 in the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/29/2008
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  • Unitarian/Universalists in Kenya

    (Additional information can be found on uua.org) The concern and spiritual care that Unitarian Universalists have extended to the representatives from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) who have recently been in...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 2/8/2008
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  • A Prayer in A Time of Mourning

    A Pastoral Letter from Reverend William G. Sinkford, UUA President From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 Dear Friends, The troubles in our world are many and overwhelming. And yet today...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/17/2008
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  • In Response to the Assassination of Benazir Bhutto

    In response to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto on December 27, 2007 the National Director of the Unitarians of Pakistan, Inderias Dominic Bhatti, has written the following letter for Unitarians and Universalists around the world. May we all be faithful participants in the "...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 1/2/2008
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  • Continuing the U/U International Theological Dialogue

    In November 2007 the UUA's International Resources Office sponsored a "Skypecast" that sought to continue the international theological dialogue among Unitarians, Universalists and Unitarian Universalists. On this occasion the presenter was Rev. Nihal Attanayake, director of the...
    By UUA International Resources Staff Group | 12/7/2007
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