By Dawn Blackmore
The Unitarian Universalist Association United Nations Office (UUA-UNO) Is our October Share the Plate recipient. Guided by their mission to engage in international advocacy work at the United Nations based on the UU values, the UUA-UNO promotes the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all, as reflected in the United Nations charter.
Through targeted education initiatives, advocacy and outreach the UUA-UNO serves a wide variety of communities internationally on a number of important issues. Some of the many programs of the UUA-UNO include: the Every Child is Our Child program, which provides orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana with universal basic education; the Climate Justice Initiative program, which provides global climate change education and advocacy; and the Women’s Initiative program; which works in a coalition of progressive religious and secular groups to ensure all women have access to safe childbirth procedures and the ability to control when they get pregnant.
They also offer an array of educational programs every spring in New York at the Intergenerational Spring Seminar. Past seminars have included subjects such as poverty, HIV, human trafficking, peacekeeping, climate change, race, immigration and indigenous rights.
Cash collected in the plate will be shared 50/50 between the recipient and First Church. To donate only to our monthly recipient, please write a check directly to the organization, and we will mail it for you. Parents and guardians, please talk with your children how even small donations help.
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee is a home for spiritual community, social justice, and intellectual freedom, active in Milwaukee since 1842. Unitarian Universalism is an inclusive denomination; core principles include recognition of the worth and dignity of every person; respect for the interdependent web of existence; and the goal of world peace, liberty and justice.