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Right-wing activists disrupt moment of silence in New Orleans UU church
A national anti-abortion group interrupted Sunday worship at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, La., during a moment of silence for a recently deceased member to advocate their pro-life stance. The Rev. Deanna Vandiver, guest speaker at the Sunday service, encourages the community to stand on the side of love. (Think Progress - 7.23.14)
Related stories include:
“Anti-abortion fanatics invade a church service. Where’s the outrage?” (LA Times - 7.23.14)
“Anti-abortion group harasses Unitarian church during moment of silence for dead member” (Raw Story - 7.23.14)
“Benham group disrupts ‘Synagogue of Satan’ Unitarian Universalist worship services, receives proclamation from mayor” (Right Wing Watch - 7.4.14)
UUA, other faith communities urge Congress to halt deportations
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and other national religious organizations are expressing concern for unaccompanied children on the U.S.-Mexico border. Opposition to proposals for expedited deportation of migrant families was expressed in a letter to Congress to address what some are calling a growing moral crisis. (New York Times - 7.23.14)
Supporters call for unity in welcoming unaccompanied minors and refugees
A Massachusetts community has come out in support of unaccompanied minors after city officials voiced concern over overwhelming numbers of refugees in the local school system. The Rev. Victoria Weinstein of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn stood on the City Hall steps in support of the city and her neighbors who speak many languages. (ItemLive.com - 7.23.14)
More news from UU congregations
First Church in Jamaica Plain, Mass., is taking steps to fully divest itself of stock holdings in fossil fuel companies. Last month the Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution to immediately remove all investments in fossil fuels and prohibit the purchase of any new fossil fuel stock. (Jamaica Plain Gazette - 7.18.14)
A social justice project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, Pa., is helping to fight hunger by taking part in a county-wide program to meet the needs of elementary school children at risk. (Indiana Gazette - 7.7.14)
UU youth from congregations in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma came together for the second annual local service project at UBarU camp and conference center near Kerrville, Tex. This year’s project had youth working with the organization Southwest Llama Rescue. (news-journal.com - 7.1.14)
Results of UU World's 2013 readership survey
UU World's readership survey also offers an updated profile of the UUA's membership.
Book group brings Muslim and UU women together
Women from Unitarian Universalist and Muslim congregations in Silver Spring, Md., meet each month.
Helping to tip the scales
UU Fellowship of Topeka’s decades of involvement on LGBT issues
Unitarian Universalist Association approves fossil fuel divestment
General Assembly vote endorses divestment, but allows for shareholder activism.
$1.3 million deficit surprises UUA administration, board
Shortfall in major gifts brought to leaders' attention as fiscal year ends.
Follow 2014 UUA General Assembly with UU World
Keep up with the latest news from the UUA’s annual meeting, in Providence.
Team plans creative, nourishing arc of worship
Worship Arts Team, new this year, supports worship leaders at General Assembly.
Starr King seminary withholds diplomas amid investigation
School trying to trace leaked documents from presidential search process.
Oregon ends same-sex marriage ban
Unitarian Universalist minister says the weddings she performed are among ‘highlights of my ministry.’
Fossil fuel divestment on GA agenda
Divestment resolution, Congregational Study/Action Issues on business agenda.