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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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GUEST AT YOUR TABLE KICK-OFF

Learn About and Support THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE (UUSC) This week we begin our annual Guest At Your Table (GAYT) program, which is intended to inform us of the world-wide work of UUSC, and to engage us in supporting its work. It is our UU organization which addresses human...

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Transgender / Non-Binary Monthly Gatherings

This is a wonderful community led space that is truly multigenerational. Many trans UU’s are searching for a way to connect to other trans UU’s and Adrian Ballou has taken on creating this space. Children attend with their parents and there is breakout space for children and youth. This program...

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IN SUPPORT OF UUSCIN SUPPORT OF UUSC

Just to let you know – – – – – – – Our Guest-At-Your-Table (GAYT) program, October through December 2020, was quite successful, in spite of all the limitations and restriction, due to COVID-19. Donations to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), during those three months came to $5,109.53. About...

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GUEST-AT-YOUR-TABLE PROGRAM – 2020 WRAP UP

Although this Sunday is designated as the wrap-up date for our Guest-At-Your-Table (GAYT) program for this year, it does not wrap up our support for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). GAYT is a vehicle to help us learn about the world-wide human rights and social justice work of UUSC....

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A Story of Hope – UUSC Guest at your Table Program

What is “The Meaning of Home” when home brings violence against women, extreme poverty, and discrimination against Indigenous peoples? These are some of the factors leading record numbers of people – the majority Indigenous – to migrate from Guatemala. “People cross the border in search of new opportunities for their...

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A Story of Hope

Climate change, migration, and pandemic fears all challenge us to consider “The Meaning of Home,” this year’s theme for Guest At Your Table. Home should be a refuge, a safe space, but for coastal Louisiana indigenous communities, the security of home is threatened by coastal erosion, frequent hurricanes, and pollution....

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