Author: Tony Zamparutti

Spring 2023 Retreat: Workshop on international U/U collaboration: some thoughts on the past and future of Unitarians and Universalists around the globe

Some EUU members were involved in the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) from the start. Many of us shared disappointment, even anguish, when ICUU was dissolved in 2021. But not everyone knows this story, so a short introduction to the workshop on The future of international U/U collaboration may be needed. EUU’s membership … Continue reading Spring 2023 Retreat: Workshop on international U/U collaboration: some thoughts on the past and future of Unitarians and Universalists around the globe

It’s People Who Keep EUU Going

As I look back on my last year as president, I would like to express my deep gratitude to everyone who kept EUU running in 2021. My predecessor, Carolyn Burlingame-Goff, started the wonderful tradition of yearly volunteer awards. At the November Annual General Meeting, we awarded several volunteers for their amazing contributions in the past year and before, … Continue reading It’s People Who Keep EUU Going

Uncertainty and Optimism

I, perhaps like many of you, was hoping for a simple story in 2021: everyone is vaccinated and the Covid pandemic ends. The news, however, has been bewildering. Across the Europe Union and Switzerland, about 70% of adults are now vaccinated against Covid, an amazing achievement for a virus first seen just over 18 months … Continue reading Uncertainty and Optimism

The Retreat Discussions about Food Continue – What Do You Think?

This issue brings you articles from last month’s fascinating spring retreat on the ethics of what we eat. As you’ll read, the retreat theme has stimulated lots of thought and discussion. During the retreat, I remembered visits as a child to my father’s village in Italy, where I watched my uncle milk each of his … Continue reading The Retreat Discussions about Food Continue – What Do You Think?

An Unexpected Year

It was an unexpected year. In 2020, we stayed apart but came together via our computer screens. EUU brought us together for the summer solstice, for an amazing online retreat in November, for the Annual General Meeting and just last weekend for a wonderful winter solstice celebration. The fellowships held regular online services, and many … Continue reading An Unexpected Year

What Happened at the EUU Annual General Meeting Nov 21

We’re becoming so accustomed to meeting online, it does seem almost normal. EUU held its first online Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, on Saturday 21 November, together with the first “open town hall” meeting. In our official business, the members at the AGM approved the slate of officers for next year: Peter Jarrett of … Continue reading What Happened at the EUU Annual General Meeting Nov 21