Social Action News

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

End-of-the-Year Social Action for the Brussels Fellowship

By Adrienne Brayman

For the past several years, the Brussels fellowship has carried out a social action project every December. This first started because one of our former members who now lives in the US, Sheryl Abrahams, volunteered regularly with the same organization, Oasis. Oasis works … 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.

The Spirituality of Service

byTerri J Michos, Social Action Coordinator

Unitarian Universalism has as one of its core beliefs that the service of others is a way in which to exercise our faith.

In fact, the Unitarian Service Committee was formed in 1940 with an urgent need to fight injustice, namely … read more.

Result of Social Action Collections in Bad Homburg

Thank you to everyone who attended the November retreat in Bad Homburg and who so generously contributed to our social action collections!

 

A huge number of eyeglasses were collected this time — 69 pairs plus 51 cases — thus filling an entire box! Aude van Lidth … read more.

Kudos and many thanks, Jodi & Diana!

A tough act to follow

In the process of transitioning to become EUU’s Social Action Coordinator, I am reviewing the body of work that Jodi Stolzenbach (At-Large) and Diana Smith (UU Paris) are leaving behind — five years’ worth —as they also transition to lend their … read more.

Looking Back at Social Action

By Diana Smith

Our EUU members are active in a wide range of charities within their communities as well as globally. Many of us respond to the needs we perceive in society by contributing our time, guidance, expertise, clothing, food, money, etc. Service may also consist … read more.

The Story Store: Bad Homburg Retreat Workshop

The founders of The Story Store and editors of the book Warum wir hier sind will attend the November retreat in Bad Homburg and lead a workshop. You may recall hearing about them, as they received a social action grant last year.

For more information about the workshop, … read more.