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Unitarian Universalists in Pennsylvania and the surrounding region have joined 100 immigrant women who are marching 100 miles to Washington, D.C., for Pope Francis’s visit. They hope to bring the Pope’s attention to the mistreatment of migrant women and families in the United States. (York Dispatch – 9.15.15)
“100 Women, 100 Miles march for immigration reform launched at York County Prison” (York Daily Record – 9.16.15)
“100 women, 100 miles: A march for immigration reform heading for Pope Francis visit” (The Patriot-News – 9.16.15)
As an extension of efforts by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, Georgia, to celebrate the diversity of its community, the congregation has launched a new community radio station, WRUU. Run by committed volunteer members of the congregation, the station will host talk programs, highlight local issues of concern, and feature music programs spotlighting an array of musical styles. (Connect Savannah – 9.16.15)
The Rev. Amy Carol Webb, a Unitarian Universalist minister and songwriter of the anthem “Stand!” is called “the pure voice of Florida’s environment” in a recent interview. She talks about her lifelong love of music and the knowledge that, as a girl growing up in Oklahoma, she would become a singer and a preacher one day. (Miami Herald – 9.15.15)
In Pennsylvania, Unitarian Universalists are leading the local religious response to climate change. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County is noted for its Green Sanctuary program, and UU minister the Rev. Alison Cornish is the new executive director of Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light. (Centre Daily Times – 9.13.15)
With a wish to use his notoriety as Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2015 to do good, Patrick Smith recently visited the African nation of Uganda to connect with LGBTQ activists there and bring attention to their important work. Smith met with the Rev. Mark Kiyimba and was impressed by his brave work speaking out for a religious welcome of LGBTQ people in Uganda. (The Advocate – 9.15.15)
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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