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. (© 2018 Evelyn Hockstein/Washington Post via Getty Images)
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)
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 World coverage), 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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