Social Action News

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

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.

Church Asylum in The Hague

Eva Kortekaas

Members of NUUF, the Netherlands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, helped lead part of the continuous 24/7 worship in a church asylum program in The Hague. Eva Kortekaas has written about their experience and also about the success of the church asylum and its implications for … read more.

Social Action Grants 2019 – Apply by October 15

The EUU Coordinating Council has authorized Social Action to consider contributions to local community or fellowship projects again this year, so we strongly encourage you to submit a request for support.

Examples of projects you could request funds for: 

administrative and legal help in social justice matters
banners … read more.

Unifier Interview with EUU and Transylvanian Teens

At the fall retreat in Cologne, the Unifier sat down with five of the teens, Adam, Johnny, Kai, Réka, and Dalma.

The week before the retreat, from 28 October to 2 November,  Adam, Johnny, and Kai visited the János Zsigmond Unitarian Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. They … read more.

Marching for Climate Justice in Brussels

Sigrid Van Eepoel reports that following Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s climate leadership, Brussels’ teens have skipped school for the first five Thursdays of 2019 to march through the streets of the capital of Belgium and the EU. Their call for political action on climate change … read more.