Month: May 2021

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. We concentrate on three program areas: people, planet and … Continue reading Call for Social Action Grants!

Wonder Us — Gathering for Music and Companionship at the Spring 2021 Retreat

Wonder — How It Works Wonder is a web service (developed by a German company) that allows you to create virtual rooms with different options. For the EUU Spring Retreat, it was set up as a virtual lobby and lounge on the desktop, with several rectangles representing rooms with different themes that you could go … Continue reading Wonder Us — Gathering for Music and Companionship at the Spring 2021 Retreat

Making Compassion the New Normal – Sunday Worship Service at Spring Retreat 2021

I had the pleasure of attending the EUU’s second online retreat this spring. Most things were timed to where I could attend, now that I am in the U.S.A. I really appreciated that. A special part of the retreat was the Sunday service. It was opened by Amy Beltaine, who reminded us of our interconnectedness … Continue reading Making Compassion the New Normal – Sunday Worship Service at Spring Retreat 2021

What Does it Mean to Eat Ethically? – Theme Talk by Aaron Gross for Spring Retreat 2021

Earth as well as the ecosystem What Does it Mean to Eat Ethically was the topic of the Theme Talk given by Professor Aaron Gross at this year’s EUU Spring Retreat. He emphasized the importance of thinking about our food consumption to avoid harming the environment, including all living organisms on Earth, as well as … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Eat Ethically? – Theme Talk by Aaron Gross for Spring Retreat 2021

The Retreat Discussions about Food Continue – What Do You Think?

This issue brings you articles from last month’s fascinating spring retreat on the ethics of what we eat. As you’ll read, the retreat theme has stimulated lots of thought and discussion. During the retreat, I remembered visits as a child to my father’s village in Italy, where I watched my uncle milk each of his … Continue reading The Retreat Discussions about Food Continue – What Do You Think?