The Rev. Ron Robinson, a Unitarian Universalist minister in Turley, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges of receiving child pornography. Robinson established A Third Place, a community center that includes Turley’s only library, several computers for public use, a free health clinic, food pantry, drop-in living room, and a place to get used clothing and household items. (Tulsa World – 5.9.17)
Earlier this year, UU World reported on a fire that devatstated much of the property at A Third Place.
UUA sexuality education in the spotlight
Rewire examines the Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education curriculum created jointly by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Melanie Davis, certified sexuality educator and OWL program associate for the UUA, notes that many other faith-based traditions have used the curriculum, including Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal churches; Jewish synagogues; and Quaker meetings. (Rewire – 5.19.17)
UUs protest to keep campuses safe for undocumented students
The Rev. Jonathan Rogers joined other faith leaders and activists to interrupt a Georgia Board of Regents meeting to express their opposition to banning undocumented students from universities in the state. Rogers, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, Georgia, affirmed, “We know what it’s called when people are excluded based on social status and not on their academic merit; it’s called segregation.” (The Signal – 5.17.17)
“Demonstrators arrested at Georgia Board of Regents meeting” (Atlanta Journal Constitution – 5.16.17)
“Ocho arrestados por exigir un derecho básico para los indocumentados (VIDEO)” (Mundo Hispanico – 5.25.17)