A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources
The second episode of an NHPR series on sex ed in New Hampshire, focused on what teenagers are learning about sexuality and consent, featured Our Whole Lives (OWL), the popular sexuality education program created by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Maura Barber, director of religious exploration at the UU Church of Manchester and an OWL facilitator, said, “Consent is a huge aspect of what we teach here because it’s important for students to know, this is your body.” (NHPR, February 19)
The Rev. Nori Rast spoke at a press conference hosted by the congregation she serves, All Souls UU Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The conference was held just before a scheduled Trump re-election rally. “[In] these darkening times,” Rost said, “we have access to a powerful, secret weapon. . . . This superpower is love in action—this superpower that we generate, you and me when we come together as we do this afternoon to say we will not give in to the tides of darkness.” (Colorado Springs Independent, February 20)
First Parish UU Church in Scituate, Massachusetts, will host a sober St. Patrick’s Day event—its 15th annual Blue Boat Coffeehouse, benefitting a local organization that supports individuals in recovery and their families. (Patriot-Ledger, February 24)
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The Rev. Heather Christensen wrote The Interdependent Web, UU World's weekly guide to Unitarian Universalist blogs, from 2011 until 2020. She lives with her two young children in Bellingham, Washington.
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