Category: International

From the Road: Preparing for Japan

I write this as I prepare to leave on a 10 day trip to Japan for ceremonies commemorating Rissho Kosei-kai Founding Day and the one-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011. Rissho Kosei-kei is a liberal Buddhist organization with 6 million members in Japan. We have a long …

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From the Road: Mexico City

I have been hoping to visit the UU community in Mexico City for a couple of years, but things never worked out schedule-wise. Last week I finally got the chance, and it was a great experience. One of the exciting things happening in the international world of Unitarian Universalism is the springing up of UU …

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Love Under Attack

One of my favorite aspects of our winter holidays is how they serve as a reminder of what’s truly important in life. And now, even as many of us settle back into our usual routines, I am rejuvenated, prepared for hard work in the New Year, bolstered by my precious time with loved ones. This spiritual …

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Tse on TED

Karen Tse, a Unitarian Universalist minister who works to end torture around the world, has been selected by the Huffington Post and TEDTalks as the presenter of one of the 18 great ideas from 2011 that will change the world. This is a fabulous honor. Her talk is number 3. I urge you to watch Karen’s TED …

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Crossing Borders and Changing Lives

One of the areas of work of our Association that I am most excited about is the expansion of our international connections. We have a long and proud history of international work. We also have the opportunity to take it to a new level. One of the ways we are doing this is expanding our …

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