Members are invited to attend DAC 2023-4 budget finalization at our next meeting Tuesday March 7, 2023.
For biographical information about our next UUA president Sofía Betancourt, click here: https://www.uuworld.org/articles/betancourt-announcement. There will be four presidential forums available via Zoom, and members are encouraged to attend at least one of them. Save the dates: March 18 at 1:00, April 29 at 2:00, May 20 at 4:00 and June 3 at 2:00. Registration information will be forthcoming.
News from the UU at the United Nations office
As the UU@UN envoy for Shelter Rock, I would like to invite you to join me at this year’s Intergenerational Spring Seminar on April 1 to April 3, 2023. The theme this year will be “Demilitarization and Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire”. It will be held in Minneapolis in person and on-line.
The Seminar is hosted by the UUA office at the United Nations in close collaboration with the UU College of Social Justice and the UU Service Committee. Their aim is to instill in youth and adults a commitment to global engagement and the skills to take action locally to address these issues.
The keynote speaker will be Andrea Ritchie, co-author of “No more Police”. She is a Black, lesbian, immigrant survivor, who has been documenting, organizing, advocating, litigating, and agitating around the policing and criminalization of black women, girls, trans and gender non-conforming people for the past three decades.
Previous Intergenerational Spring Seminars have shown us that we can connect with the United Nations and with issues of global concern from anywhere in the world.
The Seminar is an opportunity to collaborate with others while learning how to be a global activist. Through workshops, peer and expert led panel discussions, community building activities and worship service, you can explore some of the most challenging issues facing humanity today.
For more information and or how to register ( by March 30, 2023) go to email@example.com
I have attended previous seminars and have found them to be exciting, energizing and most worthwhile. I hope to see you there!
Yours in faith
News from our Service Committee
In November, responding to ongoing military brutality in Burma, UUSC staff traveled to Thailand to meet with UUSC partners and allied organizations providing humanitarian aid along the Thai-Burma border as well as in eastern Burmese ethnic states which are targeted by the military junta. Our partners reported a dramatic increase in airstrikes, mortar shelling, and the use of landmines in eastern Burma. Most of our partners’ communities have limited, if any, livelihood prospects, as the threat of airstrikes and ground assaults mean that few occupations can be safely pursued. This has led to food insecurity, a lack of clean water, and limited access to healthcare and education. Our partners are working to address these immediate threats, in addition to supporting the future of their people and a stronger, more inclusive Burma, free from military oppression.
News from UU International Convocation of Women
Thanks to your generous support last year, our partner Gondviselés (in English: Providence) Organization of the Hungarian Unitarian Church has been continuously providing vital aid for Ukrainian refugees and the internally displaced. Please read the latest (January 2023) update, including a video and a photo report.