Member Voices

A place for members to share stories, experiences, ideas, opinions and creative contributions. Send your contributions to webmaster@europeanuu.org.

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.

Corona and the Frog

By Patricia Biondo

Interesting that Corona has come up during Lent, the traditional time to give up luxuries, to go on retreat and to reflect upon our lives. When Corona confronts us with possible loss, can we become more aware of what we love and what we … read more.

Saying Goodbye to Your Best Friend

By Floyd Vernon Chandler

Mickey was like a beloved son and I experienced him as my best friend. I’ve loved all my animal companions, but Mickey was special. It is difficult to put into words the mysterious bonds that are sometimes found between humans and animals. … read more.

IWC: Empowering Women around the World

 

By Beth O’Connell

“Life for women in Bolivia is difficult. ‘Machismo’ culture is deeply entrenched. Sexism, misogyny, and violence are everyday occurrences. Many women are economically inactive and have limited job opportunities.”

So explains Calixta Choque Churata, leader of a project in Bolivia for women which is … read more.

Love Beyond Belief – A Poem

The answer waivers in the air.

There but not.

 

You breathe

and everything is everything

but nothing.

 

Awash with the joy

of everything and nothing,

love beams

 

through the chatter

between truths and lies and

understanding.

 

I say embrace the unknown and … read more.

The Personal Fruits of Working on an International Level

ICUU Council Meeting 2016, Mennorode, Netherlands

 

by Eva Kortekaas

Since I went to my first ICUU conference in 2016, I have had the chance to get to know some of the international community of Unitarians, Unitarian Universalists and other liberal religious groups outside of EUU. One of … read more.

The International UU Experience

contributed by Sigrid Van Eepoel, a Christian UU from Belgium, member of the Brussels UU Fellowship since 2005

When I first joined an ICUU conference in the Netherlands about a decade ago, I had fairly recently discovered UU and had been attending the Brussels Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s … read more.

Unitarian Universalism and Esperanto

Photo: Martin Schmitt
Two global communities with closely related values

By Marcos Cramer

Having discovered Unitarian Universalism less than five years ago, I now feel at home in this liberal religious community. One of the reasons for this feeling is that as a UU I am part of … read more.