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By Elaine McArdle 4.20.15
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Media roundup: UU religious educator is top teacher in Maryland
News Blog 4.24.15

Creating a safe space for students to succeed

Laura Potter, chair of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County in Churchville, Md., was nominated by her high school math students to be Harford County teacher of the year. Making a safe space for learning, where students feel valued, is central to her teaching philosophy. (The Baltimore Sun - 4.22.15)

Minister discusses integration of spirituality, business

The Rev. Scotty McLennan, former dean of religious life at Stanford University, is interviewed about his views on the connections between business and spiritual life. He sees these as a natural pair, given that people in business spend much of their lives at work and want that time to be meaningful. (qz.com - 4.17.15)

When inclusive prayer is excluded

Joseph Laycock offers some analysis of the recent protest in the Iowa State House of a prayer given by a leader of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, Deborah Maynard. The protest highlights the faulty logic of religious freedom assumed by allowing different forms of prayer in public meetings. (Religion Dispatches - 4.16.15)

Interfaith family is united despite differences

John and Miriam Saxon are a married couple who not only practice different religious traditions but are also ordained clergy in different traditions. John, a Unitarian Universalist minister, sees little problem with Miriam’s role as an Episcopal priest because they are both spiritual pathways that lead to good. (WCNC News - 4.20.15)

UU connections to landmark LGBTQ issues

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Va., is listed on a new online map of LGBTQ historic sites as the place where the Transgender Education Association was founded. The Unitarian Universalist Association in Boston is also listed as the location of the first legal same-sex marriage. The map was created by the National Park Service LGBTQ Initiative. (The Bay Area Reporter Online - 4.23.15)

The Unitarian Universalist Association is noted as a contributor to one of the largest amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of marriage equality. The court will hear oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a same-sex marriage case scheduled to come before the court next week and widely expected to decide the legal status of same-sex marriage nationwide. (ThinkProgress.org - 4.21.15)


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