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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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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For decades, the people of Burma (Myanmar) have experienced discrimination, persecution and violent oppression by the military junta directed against ethnic and religious minorities. In February 2021 the military attempted to wrest control from the duly elected civilian government. In the face of public protests, the military has killed more...

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“When was the last time you saw a butterfly?” This is the question that climate advocate Ineza Umuhoza Grace asks children in Rwanda. And their answer? “I saw it on television.” Memories of the destruction of her childhood home by rain and wind and images on the tv news of...

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Over the next few weeks, the stories of some of the partners of the UUSC, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, will put a human face on the work the Service Committee is doing with its partners here at home and around the world. One of those partners is Ian Zdanowicz....

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GUEST AT YOUR TABLE KICK-OFF

THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SERVICE COMMITTEE (UUSC)                                                                                         ...

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GUEST AT YOUR TABLE (GAYT) PROGRAM

It is time to wrap GAYT up for 2021, but it is only a soft wrap. Why? Because the year around need for work to be done on human rights, civil rights, and social justice never goes away. We can wish that such work is not needed, but we know...

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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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