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Meet Cristian Guzman Merio

Women in rural Nicaragua face many challenges: the damaging farming practices of multinational companies, gender inequity and violence against women, severe hurricanes and severe drought tied to climate change, political violence, and, of course, Covid-19. Faced with these obstacles, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) partner Fundacion Entre Mujeres (FEM) is...

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Meet Maina Talia

The beautiful island of Kioa is located just across Buca Bay from mainland Fiji. In 1947 it was purchased by residents of Vaitupu, one of the eight coral reef islands of the nation of Tuvalu. Maina Talia, the co-director of Kioa Island Community Organization (KICO), explains that the people of...

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UUSC: Meet Myra Dahgaypaw

Myra Dahgaypaw, is a member of the Karen (ke-REN) ethnic group, one of many groups in Burma (also known as Myanmar) who have suffered at the hands of the Burmese military. Forced labor, sexual assault, torture, land confiscation, and injuries from unexploded land mines are some of the atrocities experienced...

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Why Support the Unitarian Universalist Association?

Most of the people in our congregation (and many other UU congregations) do not interact much with the UUA, so their focus is internal – what is happening within their congregation. They see the staff, the Board, the Executive Team and the Committees as the work of the church. Many...

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UUSC: Meet Axel Fuentes

How has the Covid-19 pandemic made your life harder? For workers in U.S. meat processing plants, the pandemic has made unjust and abusive working conditions even more dangerous. While meat industry executives worked from home, assembly line staff worked shoulder-to-shoulder often without adequate access to personal protective equipment, healthcare or...

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