The Holdeen India Program Helps the Poor and Oppressed: The Answer to Today’s Quiz

A UU College Student correctly guessed that the UU Holdeen India Program is a social justice program that provides funds to a wide range of activities in India, supporting the work of women, outcastes, and other oppressed groups.  Hundreds of millions of dollars are delivered annually.  The UUA administers the trust, and receives income from this activity.  Jonathan Holdeen, the original creator of the fund, was neither a UU not an Indian, but he was concerned for other people’s welfare and was convinced by Rev. Dana Greeley, the first president of the UUA, that the UUA would be a good match for his vision of ongoing commitment to helping the needy and the disenfranchised.  More information about the partner activities that are funded by the Holdeen India Program can be found here: http://www.uua.org/aboutus/professionalstaff/advocacywitness/holdeenindia/partners/index.shtml

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One response to “The Holdeen India Program Helps the Poor and Oppressed: The Answer to Today’s Quiz

  1. Derek Mitchell

    Thank you for this post. Unfortunately it incorrectly states the amount of funds that the UU Holdeen India Program distributes annually. Its grants total thousands, not millions, of dollars in India each year.

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