Category: International

From the Gray Van – Ghana: Odumase to Accra

Below is a post from our Faith Without Borders blog. Check back for regular posts on our journey. -Peter Our first day in Ghana was filled with formalities as we met The Royals. We had audiences with the Paramount Queen Mother, many more queen mothers and the King of the Krobo people We packed into …

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An Education in Partnership in Ghana

Below is a post from our Faith Without Borders blog. I leave for Ghana in a few days, and I look forward to firsthand experience with the UU-UNO Every Child is our Child program. I have heard so much about this. Check back for regular posts on our journey. -Peter Thirteen Unitarian Universalist leaders, including …

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From the Road: Interfaith Rituals

Among the greatest gifts of crossing religious and cultural boundaries is that we come to understand ourselves more clearly. On this trip to Japan I had the opportunity to visit briefly other religious partners: the Konko Church of Izuo (a modern Shinto movement), the Tsubaki Grand Shrine (one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan …

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From the Road: Kamaichi and Sendai

The visual parallels between the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima and the tsunami that hit Japan’s northeast coast a year ago are eerie. In Hiroshima we saw once more the famous photographs of Hiroshima before and after the bomb. In Kamaichi and Sendai the signs of breathtaking devastation are everywhere. While the photographs are stunning, …

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From the Road: Rissho Kosei-kai

Kyoto, 5 a.m. March 6— I have often spoken and written about the importance of hospitality–about how hospitality is a spiritual practice. In the first two days of our visit to Japan I have felt as though I were attending a workshop in advanced hospitality. Our friends and partners from the Rissho Kosei-kai (RKK) have …

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