It’s such a simple idea—we all wonder why we did not think of it sooner. First Parish in Bedford plans a visit to our partner church in Abásfalva in Transylvania every two years. At the end of our last trip, the travelers prepared to leave the village to visit Unitarian pilgrimage sites. The minister in Abásfalva suggested that the next time we come we should take the villagers with us to Kolozsvár, Torda and Déva.
Rev. Adél Nagy, the 2012–2013 Balázs Scholar, is the eighteenth Transylvanian Unitarian minister to study at Starr King School for the Ministry in recent times. She graduated from the Seminary in Kolozsvár in 2005, and served two years in Marosvásárhely as assistant minister and teacher of religious education. She now serves in Recsenyéd, a small congregation in the Homoród Valley.
In May of 2012 UUPCC, UUA and ICUU, with funding in part from the UU Funding Program, joined together to support 12 emerging UU congregations and fellowships in Kenya. Leaders from these groups met for a 3-day Community Capacity Building workshop co-led by Richard Ford, CCB/UUPCC consultant from the US and Charity Karbutha, a CCB facilitator from Nairobi.