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Famous church scheduled for $25 million restoration
Members of Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oak Park, Ill., will begin meeting at a local Lutheran Church as construction begins on their famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building. Earlier this year, the church was nominated for consideration as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. (Chicago Tribune - 3.23.15)
Selma martyr awarded posthumous degree
In the first such act in their 145-year history, Wayne State University will award Viola Liuzzo an honorary doctor of law degree. Liuzzo’s five children have been invited to the awards ceremony. Liuzzo was a nursing student at Wayne State when she joined the civil rights movement. (Christian Science Monitor - 3.21.15)
Construction would make building more accessible
Second Parish in Hingham Unitarian Universalist, in Massachusetts, has been working for more than two years to design an addition to their building that is both historically appropriate and fully accessible for people with mobility issues. (The Patriot Ledger 3.22.15)
More coverage: “Second Parish in Hingham seeking funds for handicap-accessible entrance” (The Hingham Journal - 3.22.15)
A new paradigm for interconnectedness
The Rev. Peggy Clarke writes to urge people to acknowledge that the work of seeking environmental justice is indelibly linked to seeking racial and economic justice and opposing discrimination based on individual identity. What we need is a Beloved Community, argues Clarke. (Huffington Post - 3.18.15)
Selma anniversary inspired Wisconsin march
The Rev. Laurie Bushbaum, interim minister at First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau, Wisc., has been instrumental in organizing a march in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Other faith groups expressed interest in joining the event after observing the 50th anniversary of the Selma, Ala., march. (Wausau Daily Herald - 3.25.15)
UU recognized for volunteer contributions
A member of First Unitarian Universalist Society in Albany, N.Y., Dawn Dana is interviewed about her volunteer work in the annual CROP Walk, her Unitarian Universalist beliefs, and her daughter, who serves in Unitarian Universalist ministry in Dallas, Tex. (Albany Times Union - 3.20.15)
Historic Universalist church destroyed by fire
First Universalist Church of Southold, New York, built in 1837, incinerated March 14.
UUA trustees mull their role in Starr King conflict
At Board of Trustees meeting in Alabama, UUA welcomes two new congregations, may have eight more by June.
In Selma, 'we are your partners forever'
More than 500 Unitarian Universalists join 50th anniversary march in Selma.
Muslim leader speaks to N.C. Unitarian Universalists
Charlotte UUs build interfaith partnership in aftermath of killing of three Muslims in Chapel Hill.
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.'