Attacks on Rohingya Are a Warning to the World

The Burmese junta’s abduction and killing of Rohingya civilians raises alarm that history is repeating itself. UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) members and supporters are not powerless in the face of this injustice. Our partners are working tirelessly to provide trauma-informed care to survivors of the junta’s atrocities. These partners...

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UUSC Supports the Feminist Movement in Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central and North Asia in Response to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

After Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine commenced in 2022, a group of funders, activists, and advocates in the regions of Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central and North Asia (CEECCNA) identified the need for strong feminist movement building, leadership, and organizing as critical to helping to address human rights...

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UUSC JUSTICE SUNDAY SHARE THE PLATE OFFERING

SUNDAY MARCH 3, 2024 Where We Can’t Be We Unitarian Universalists are very generous and involved. Most of us have been active in local human rights and social justice organizations, many of us serving on numerous boards. But there are places in the world where we can’t be. But UUSC...

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UUSC JUSTICE SUNDAY SHARE THE PLATE OFFERING

SUNDAY MARCH 3, 2024 UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) is due for some of our attention. Our long-standing partnership with UUSC can be refreshed on March 3rd through our Share the Plate Offering. Justice Sunday reminds us of the importance of our human rights and social justice work and how...

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UUSC Joins Calls for an Immediate Ceasefire in Israel/Palestine

UUSC works with grassroots partners around the world to dismantle systems of oppression and advance human rights. Our work is grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the principles and values of Unitarian Universalism. In the face of devastating violence in Israel and Gaza, UUSC is joining many...

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GUEST AT YOUR TABLE WRAP UP

And, Continuing to Learn About and Supporting THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE (UUSC) This Sunday, November 19, 2023, we begin the “soft” wrap-up of our annual Guest At Your Table (GAYT) program for 2023. It’s a “soft” wrap-up, because we never close up shop, we only send out fewer articles,...

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Guest at Your Table – Alliance for Black Justice in Poland

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, thousands of people have fled to other countries for a chance to survive. Sadly, evacuees may find racism waiting for them in their new home. In Poland, Black refugees from Ukraine were treated like second-class citizens and were denied most forms of...

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Guest at Your Table – Meet Lidia Palma

Lidia Palma has lived through the challenges and fears that come from being an immigrant to this country. That’s why she is uniquely qualified to understand the concerns of those who have been granted TPS – Temporary Protected Status. TPS is a designation that the Department of Homeland Security can...

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UUSC Honors First Unitarian Church as Congregation of the Year

At today’s worship service Rev. Laura Randall presented First U with the UUSC: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Congregation of the Year award. Thanks to all of our members and friends who have supported the organization for so many years!  

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Where human rights are threatened, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is there to help, partnering with grass-roots organizations and empowering them to work for justice in their communities. Meet Ana Lorena Delgadillo, one of our partners in Mexico. After a long and hazardous journey fleeing the brutal violence plaguing...

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First Unitarian Fund Drive in Support of Human Rights: October 22 – November 19

Did You Know? The Unitarian Universalists have been coming together for decades to support human rights through the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Guest At Your Table (GAYT) program. During this special program, UUs of all ages learn more about important issues and the groups or partner organizations that UUSC...

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UUSC Supports Ukraine

UUSC is supporting Ukrainian refugees facing oppression in neighboring countries. The Challenge We Face: On February 24, 2022, the Russian military commenced a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in the largest military act of aggression against a European nation since WWII. Thousands are dead and more than 10 million people are...

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The Maui Fires – How You Can Help

The Maui fires have had a significant impact on the Indigenous Peoples on Maui. Current federal government responses will be inadequate. UUSC has researched responsible organizations which are “on the ground providing aid and care for communities most impacted” by the Maui fires to which First U members can contribute....

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How Your Contributions to UUSC are Helping Alaskan Natives

Please take a few moments to read part 3 of a series by UUSC sharing UUSC’s efforts to support communities impacted by climate change. In Nunapitchuk, Muñoz heard from residents about how the climate crisis forces many Alaskan Native communities to relocate from places they have occupied for generations. Entire...

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UUSC Awards First Unitarian Church!

The UU Service Committee’s Congregation of the Year Award honors outstanding congregations who have partnered with us to advance human rights and dismantle oppressive systems. For the 2022-2023 church year, we selected the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, Delaware, as UUSC’s Congregation of the Year! First UU Wilmington has been...

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Many large international aid agencies have moved on from the Ukraine region — while the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) committed to doing the exact opposite. Ten new UUSC partners in Eastern Europe are providing welcoming support and dignified relief to Ukrainian refugees fleeing war and fighting against the long-term...

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Climate Change is Destroying the Choctaw Nation’s Home in Louisiana. The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is there to help. First Unitarian will be sharing with you personal stories in e-news monthly about the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), which is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization. UUSC advances human...

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A Sure Cure for Loneliness!

A new report from the Surgeon General says the USA has an “epidemic of loneliness” with serious health effects that can be linked to increased rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, infectious disease and dementia. One of the report’s key recommendations is to “Strengthen social infrastructure in local communities.” As...

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Inclusivity at GA

General Assembly continues to be a time for us to gather, in body and spirit, to honor our history, celebrate who we are, and forge our future together. The General Assembly and Conference Services Team leads the initiative to ensure that diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are woven throughout,...

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A UUSC partner since 2015, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC) is the largest, oldest, and currently, the only non-governmental organization in Hungary aiding asylum seekers and refugees. Zsolt Szekeres, the legal coordinator of HHC’s Refugee Program, says that the invasion of Ukraine transformed their work almost overnight as Hungary became...

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