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Upcoming ZOOM Meetings and Activities

(Updated July 28)

As many EUU members and friends are confined at home, EUU, the fellowships and at-large have moved to online meetings. This can be a good opportunity to ‘travel’ to another fellowship for a service.

Here is a round-up of upcoming services and other meetings. … read more.

Who Are We – EUU?

Did you know? (quite possibly, but maybe not)…that EUU officers Tony Zamparutti (Pres), Karen Kyker (VP), Jutta Hamm (Treasurer) and Bonnie Friedmann (Secretary) meet monthly (joining together from across Europe on Zoom!) to discuss and work on a variety of tasks and business for … read more.

Black Lives Matter Protest in Mainz

By Johanna Houkes

Gray clouds covered the sky in Mainz, Germany, on Saturday, June 6th. A few members of UU Rhein-Main got together, maintaining social distance and wearing masks but smiling at each other nonetheless. Seeing people in person again was wonderful after multiple weeks of quarantine. … read more.

ZOOM and Future Retreats and EUU Events

by Lyn Shepard

My input on this issue does not touch the planning or financing of retreats. I’m only qualified to discuss the ZOOM experience I’ve shared with what John Hertz refers to as “a changing cast” of talking heads at the 9:30-10:30 EUU “drop-in” event … read more.

Black Lives Matter Protest in Brussels

by Adrienne Brayman

Echoing the protests that we’ve witnessed the past few weeks spreading around the US and indeed the world, on Sunday, June 7, there was a Black Lives Matter protest in Brussels. Allowing it to go ahead was a bit controversial, as gatherings such … read more.

Remembering Fadel

byTerri J. Michos

My first memories of Fadel are sitting in the back at an EUU retreat and being both charmed and alarmed by his occasional commentary. Fadel was one who could turn on the charm, and also go on the verbal offensive for those things … read more.

Thinking of Fadel (Fadel Erian died of COVID-19 Mar 25)

by Martha Chorney

Fadel Erian 1937-2020

Fadel Erian was a founding member of the Netherlands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (NUUF) in the late 1980s. Our group consisted of about 20–25 members from around the country and used to meet on Sundays in Leiden, at the 17th-century International House … read more.