Category: News about Members and Former Members

News about EUU members and also, especially, about members who have left Europe.  Send news to webmaster@europeanuu.org

Carolyn Connor 1940–2020

By Sheri Byrd, former member of Kaiserslautern UU Fellowship Carolyn was a member of the Kaiserslautern UU Fellowship and its associated women’s sacred circle for the years that I was there, 2002–2006. She was a wisdom figure for most of us who still had children at home in those years, and she had a sharp … Continue reading Carolyn Connor 1940–2020

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 he felt passionate about. It was my husband who … Continue reading Remembering Fadel

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

by Martha Chorney 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 (part of the University) on Leiden’s lovely Rapenburg canal. This group … Continue reading Thinking of Fadel (Fadel Erian died of COVID-19 Mar 25)

The Rev. Clark Olsen, who was with Orloff Miller and James Reeb in Selma, died in January

Chris Walton, of the UU World, posted this on Facebook to go along with his photo: Deep respect for the Rev. Clark Olsen, who died this weekend. I photographed him with the Rev. Orloff Miller in March 2015 at a commemoration of the traumatic events in Selma, Alabama, in March 1965, when they survived the … Continue reading The Rev. Clark Olsen, who was with Orloff Miller and James Reeb in Selma, died in January

Richard Boeke Receives Distinguished Leadership Award in International Liberal Religion

News from the recent 35th World Congress of the IARF July 29–August 1, 2018, in Washington DC Session II began with the presentation of the Distinguished Leadership Award in International Liberal Religion to Rev. Dr Richard Boeke, well-known to many EUU members from his participation in our retreats. He was presented with a bronze commemorative plaque … Continue reading Richard Boeke Receives Distinguished Leadership Award in International Liberal Religion

Bruce Saunders (1936–2018)

Some will remember Bruce and Carolyn Saunders, who were important members of the Heidelberg EUU Fellowship in the 1990s.  Bruce died in Arizona, where he was a member of the UU Church of Tucson, on August 2. Here is a link to his obituary. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/tucson/obituary.aspx?n=bruce-david-saunders&pid=189988240&fhid=2500