Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

October 28, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Boko Haram Turns Girls Into Bombers

Boko Haram Still Active I keep hoping that the bits of positive information from the Nigerian government about defeating Boko Haram are true. Though there have been some successes, there are still so many more challenges. “So far this year, … Continue reading

October 16, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations – a Final Report Several months ago I mentioned a program in which I participated at The Unitarian Church in Westport called “Beloved Conversations.” Beloved Conversations is a program created at Meadville Lombard, the Unitarian Seminary in Chicago. The … Continue reading

August 29, 2017
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination Warns U.S.

UN Issues Warning A UN committee charged with tackling racism has issued an “early warning” over conditions in the US and urged the Trump administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally” reject discrimination. “Such statements are usually issued by the United Nations committee on the elimination … Continue reading

September 11, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Build a Caring Community

Build a Caring Community At the Unitarian Church in Westport CT we held our annual Homecoming Service on Sunday morning. Our Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Mary Collins, told a story about caring community. She enlisted Ellie and Bob to … Continue reading

November 24, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

New York to Nashville

New York City  On Tuesday I went to New York to promote my book. Janifer Wilson, owner of Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem, will host me in late February for a talk and book signing. She holds many events and has … Continue reading

October 11, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Seven Wonders of Igbo Customs #2

Legal vs. Moral Actions The service at The Unitarian Church in Westport on Sunday morning was on the theme of immigration. Mary Collins, our Director of Religious Education told a story, The Legend of Lucia Zenteno, which comes from the … Continue reading

July 27, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Live as Brothers or Perish as Fools

Girls as Bombers Reading about girls being used as suicide bombers by Boko Haram is so sad. I can’t imagine they are undertaking the task willingly. Are they tricked into wearing the bombs? Or forced? Do they realize what it … Continue reading