On April 25, communities in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh suffered a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. So far, reports reveal that more than 4,000 people have died and thousands more are injured or missing. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) have activated an emergency response. As
Are you interested and able to take a week of your time to make a difference in another part of the world–as well as in your own life? Think Haiti! Saltwater Church in Des Moines, Washington, has several people interested in going some time around November of this year.
The Rev. Kathleen McTigue has been selected to serve as the inaugral Director of the new UU College of Social Justice. The college is a formal collaboration of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Its mission is to increase the capacity of Unitarian Universalists to catalyze
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and UU Service Committee (UUSC) are launching a joint effort to build the capacity of Unitarian Universalists and others to catalyze justice and build global community. While specifically targeting Unitarian Universalists, all programs of the new UU College of Social Justice will be open to interested persons of any faith
East Shore Unitarian Church (Bellevue, WA) was honored by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) as the 2011 Social Justice Congregation. The award, presented at a UUSC breakfast held during UUA General Assembly, recognizes exemplary institutional efforts to advance human rights work in collaboration with UUSC. The congregation’s many activities
Dennis Reynolds, Candidate for UU Ministry, is one of the seminarians chosen to participate in a service/learning experience in Haiti that was intended to be led by UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and UUSC President Rev. Dr. William Schulz. Due to illness, President Morales was unable to attend, and will
On Saturday, June 11, from 2 – 4 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) will present a free workshop on UUSC’s work in Haiti. The event will be led by Nichole Cirillo, manager of UUSC’s Haiti volunteer program, and Linda McKim-Bell of Portland, Ore., UUSC’s volunteer network regional coordinator. As reported earlier,
Nichole Cirillo, manager of experiential learning programs of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), will speak in Seattle at University Unitarian Church about UUSC’s efforts in Haiti, on June 10th at 7:00 PM. The speaker has recently returned from leading a UU Mnister’s “Just Journey” to Haiti, where she travels often.
Saturday, May 21, join Muslims, Unitarian Universalists, and other members of the Seattle-area community for a day of discussion, learning, and networking as they explore civil-liberties issues that come up on the job, at school, at the border, and in public spaces. The keynote speaker will be Captain James Yee,