Social Action News

What’s new in social action in EUU – including in the fellowships.

New Directions for Social Action

EUU’s Social Action work has taken a new turn. We have created a new Social Action Committee (SAC) with 9 members! We have representatives from At-Large (5), Paris (1), Brussels (2) and Bern (1).

The SAC’s focus is to take inclusive decisions about how the Social … read more.

Call for Social Action Grants!

Social Action has a relatively large budget, and we’d like to spend it all. This is due in large part to the success of our virtual retreats and the generous donations from those who attended. Thank you!

We are focussing this year on inter-fellowship community building. … read more.

EUU Social Action Grant award: Aliena (Basel)

In 2020, an EUU Social Action grant was awarded to Aliena, a center that offers multiple forms of support for women working in the sex industry in Basel, for a fundraising production of The Vagina Monologues. Unfortunately, the performance had to be cancelled due to … read more.

Online Volunteering during the Pandemic

by Bruce Zanin, Brussels UU Fellowship (BUUF)

I count fish.

As I watch, the fish swim upstream and I count. Sometimes there are just one or two, other times hundreds. What the heck? I’m participating in a citizen’s science project online. With the pandemic, and given my … read more.

Tuesday Global Gatherings of UU Women

For the past year, Unitarian Universalist women from around the world have been joining a gathering on Zoom to show solidarity and support for each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. These meetings of global sisterhood are continuing on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each … read more.

Social Action Donation at UU Rhein-Main

by Claudia Searle-White

2020 was a strange year for the UU Rhein-Main fellowship, as it was for all of us. Like many fellowships, we were not able to meet in person more than a handful of times. This meant that we had many online services at … read more.

Reflections on Belgian Colonialism

By Emilie Jarrett and Adrienne Brayman

Emily

Living in Belgium as an expat, it is easy to forget or ignore Belgium’s colonial past. Yet, as we as UUs seek to explore our relationship to white supremacy and to become truly anti-racist, it seems essential to start with understanding … read more.