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More coverage of UU connections to the historic march in Selma, Ala.
Former executive editor of The New York Times Howell Raines reflects on the powerful experience he had in 1965 when he was given the assignment to cover the prognosis of Unitarian Universalist minister the Rev. James Reeb. (Montgomery Advertiser 2.23.15)
The Rev. Lynn Hopkins of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery led a vigil to honor the death of a young, unarmed black man at the hands of police in 1965, Jimmie Lee Jackson. (Montgomery Advertiser 2.20.15)
Other Selma related stories include:
“Honoring civil rights activists on Selma’s 50th anniversary,” Albany Times Union 2.21.15
“Oscars 2015: What “Selma” Got Right and Got Wrong,” NBC News 2.22.15
“Practicing compassion, and teaching your kids: #1000speak,” ChicagoNow.com 2.21.15
UU minister seeks justice for prisoners
San Francisco, Calif., public defender and Unitarian Universalist minister, Karen Tse is profiled for her work fighting for the rights of prisoners by providing them with free legal counsel. (The Wall Street Journal 2.20.15)
Congregation celebrates new building
Members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon have spent the past 3 years designing and building their new meeting place in keeping with Unitarian Universalist principles supporting the democratic process and environmental stewardship. (The Bend Bulletin 2.22.15)
Seasonal event supports community members
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in East Falmouth, Mass., holds a mid-winter event each year to help support their local community, many of whom are senior citizens. The Rev. Bob Murphy says the event raises awareness of the problems brought on by difficult winter weather conditions. (capenews.net 2.20.15)
UUs lobby Texas legislators
Members of the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry joined other people of faith at the state Capitol in Austin to lobby legislators to support full equality for LGBT people. Talking about LGBT issues from a faith perspective was both uncommon and appealing to the legislators. (dallasvoice.com 2.20.15)
Twin Cities UUs focus on Black Lives Matter
Hundreds of Unitarian Universalists take part in Mall of America protests.
Starr King belatedly grants degrees to two students
On heels of report by ad hoc investigative committee, seminary puts professor on administrative leave.
UUA General Assembly returns to Portland in June
Registration opens March 2 for conference with climate justice theme.
N.H. woman sues to breastfeed at work
Unitarian Universalist sues former employer, helps draft law requiring private space to breastfeed children.
UUA board proposes spending limits for presidential campaigns
Discusses eliminating Commission on Appraisal; will discuss funding for theological education in March.
Two more Starr King professors resign
Organization of community ministers condemns school's actions; UUA leaders express dismay about 'heated rhetoric and broken relationships.'
Judge halts Sheriff Arpaio's workplace raids
Unitarian Universalist minister, a plaintiff in class-action suit, elated by victory in immigrant rights case.
Janapol: Youth observer on UUA board
Benji Janapol is serving a one-year term as the Youth Observer on the UUA Board of Trustees.
Burnette: Former fundamentalist wants to foster UU growth
New UUA trustee, a minister in Arizona, sees unique role for Unitarian Universalism.
Rivera: Lack of diversity in UUA inspired her board service
Christina Rivera began her three-year term on the UUA Board of Trustees in June 2014.