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UUSC Senior Associate for Digital Campaigns: Shayna Lewis, 617-301-4333, slewis[@]uusc.org

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Media Contacts: In U.S.: Jan Dragin, Dragin Communications —24/7 — jandragin@gmail.com,  +011 339 236 0679 For Unitarian Universalist Service Committee In Honduras: Delegate, Josh Leach, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (A […]

Rev. Dr. Lyssa Jenkens, chair of the board of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), announced the selection today of the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn as the human rights organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Thousands of Hondurans face return to the country’s rising violence and continuing human rights suppression due to a highly politicized decision by the Trump administration.

Ely Castro Rosales, commentator on human rights with independent Honduran radio station Radio Progreso, will speak in Boston May 11-15 on the ongoing human rights crisis, lawlessness, corruption and violence that continue to roil the region and drive thousands to flee for asylum in Mexico and the United States.

Reactions to a United Nations report on Burma’s continued military trade with blacklisted North Korea fueled UUSC’s resolve to pressure Congress  to act on Burma. Legislation now in both houses would hold accountable the perpetrators of systematic human rights violations and ethnic cleansing occurring in Burma.

Today’s agreement funds the government past Trump’s arbitrary March 5 deadline to end DACA, with still no long-term solution for Dreamers in sight. Our communities are again left stranded in uncertainty and fear.

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UUSC In the News

Mary Katherine Morn, chief development officer at the Unitarian Universalist Association, has been named president and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

A 2015 study of Texas family detention centers commissioned by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee said such separation can cause parents to re-experience past traumas associated with the fear of not being able to protect their children.

A 2015 report published by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee identified time in holding cells as the "most difficult and traumatic" period of detention for people apprehended by U.S. immigration authorities.

Immigrants and allies, faith leaders, elected officials will rally at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday, December 6 at 4 p.m. in solidarity with the massive “DEFEND OUR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES” mobilization taking place the same day in Washington, D.C.

Wage theft, which costs America’s low-wage workers an estimated $50 billion each year, comes in different forms.

After several days as a volunteer Spanish-language translator in a federal detention center in Texas, Judy Elliott thought she could no longer be shocked.

UUSC Experts

Senior Program Leader for Environmental Justice and Climate Action

Salote Soqo leads the implementation of UUSC’s environmental justice and climate action program. As senior program leader, she works to identify, develop and evaluate a new human rights portfolio focused […]

Researcher

Amber Moulton leads UUSC’s emergent research program, designed to raise awareness about critical human rights issues and help advance UUSC’s advocacy work. As the researcher in the Programs, Advocacy, and […]

Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Rachel Gore Freed is a human rights lawyer, community organizer, and social justice advocate and educator with a wealth of domestic and international experience. As UUSC’s Vice President and Chief […]