Highlights from other news organizations’ coverage of Unitarian Universalists and their congregations.
After receiving threatening messages in response to their “Black Lives Matter” sign, members of Beverly Unitarian Church in Chicago, Ill., changed the message to: “Life Matters, Risk loving everyone.” They said they continue to support the premise of the earlier sign, while also supporting law enforcement officers. (CBS Chicago, 9.10.15)
Rediscovering the man behind Pluto. As Pluto made headlines thanks to nasa’s New Horizons mission, so did the UU who first discovered the dwarf planet. A profile of Clyde Tombaugh noted how his spiritual life connected with his work life, and NBC News interviewed Tombaugh’s children. (Maclean’s, 7.13.15, NBC News, 7.7.14)
Raising a ‘truegender’ kid. An in-depth article explores the decision of a UU family in Colorado to support their 9-year-old’s right to live her “truegender.” (Denver Post, 7.17.15)
Scouting for equality. Zach Wahls, a UU, Eagle Scout, and executive director of Scouts for Equality, discussed the Boy Scouts of America decision to allow gay and lesbian scout leaders. (PBS Newshour, 7.28.15)
Religion and the environment. Bill McKibben writes about the New England roots of religious environmentalism, singling out the pioneering work of several UU congregations. (Boston Globe, 7.26.15)
UU family found dead. The Mendenhall family of four was found dead in their Michigan home in August in what police said appears to have been a murder-suicide. (Traverse City Record-Eagle, 8.19.15)
The UUSC at 75. The Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz, UU Service Committee president and CEO, writes about the UUSC’s 75 years of commitment to human rights. (Christian Science Monitor, 8.7.15)
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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