Media roundup: Woman takes asylum at Maryland congregation

Media roundup: Woman takes asylum at Maryland congregation

More UUs in the news: Leslie Mac in Essence, James Reeb on NPR, Tim Berners-Lee on the thirtieth anniversary of the Internet.

The Rev. Katie Romano Griffin and the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi escort Rosa Gutierrez Lopez from a vigil and press conference to protest her deportation at Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, Maryland, December 12, 2018.

The Rev. Katie Romano Griffin and the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi escort Rosa Gutierrez Lopez from a vigil and press conference to protest her deportation at Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, Maryland, December 12, 2018. (© 2018 Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post via Getty Images)

© 2018 Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post via Getty Images

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Rosa Gutierrez Lopez, a mother of three who emigrated from Central America in 2005, took sanctuary at the UU Church of Bethesda, Maryland. In a Washington Post article, Cedar Lane’s senior minister, the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi explained why his congregation decided to shelter someone: “This is the way we live into our values and convictions. We are engaging in faithful resistance to unjust laws and inhumane practices.” (12/12/18)

More UUs in the news

Several news organizations noted that UUs doubled their representation in Congress—from one to two. (NPR, 1/3/19)

The New Yorker interviewed Abel Prize-winning mathematician and UU Karen Uhlenbeck(see UU Worldcoverage), discussing the gender politics of her field, among other things. (3/28/19)

In a profile for Essence magazine, Leslie Mac explained how her activism is rooted in her UU faith. (2/15/19)

NPR’s new podcast, White Lies,follows two journalists investigating the 1965 murder of UU civil rights activist the Rev. James Reeb in Selma, Alabama. (Vulture, 4/2/19)

On the web’s 30th anniversary, internet inventor and UU Tim Berners-Lee wrote about the opportunities—both good and bad—that the internet created. He warned of the need to combat the spread of online abuses: “[The] fight for the web is one of the most important causes of our time.” (CNN, 3/12/19)


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