Social Action News

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

Prague Retreat Committee Announces Two Projects

Hello Everyone,

We’re announcing two things.

PLANT A SUNFLOWER
The first, as we couldn’t have our flower communion at the EUU Retreat, we’re asking you all to plant a sunflower (if you can get the seeds) and to share a picture of it when it comes into bloom … read more.

ALERT: VOTING FROM ABROAD FOR U.S. CITIZENS

If you happen to be a United States citizen as well as being a member or friend of EUU, we hope you know how easy it is for everyone to vote from abroad.

Many of you have already voted in your state’s presidential primary (or have … read more.

Working with FLAKS

by Laura from Hamburg

FLAKS, or Frauen und Kinder lernen in Altona, is a very worthy organization in the Altona district of Hamburg, Germany. Its mission is to get women out of and to keep them out of poverty, as well as to connect the various … read more.

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.