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People from 50 faith traditions and 80 countries attended the recent annual convention of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, including Unitarian Universalist Christine Ashworth. Ashworth represented her congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Salt Lake City, and provided volunteer help during the event. (International Business Times – 10.15.15)
The Parliament of the World’s Religions convention drew 10,000 people to Salt Lake City to dream of a truly global interfaith movement. The Rev. Patty Willis of South Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, wrote and performed a special hymn for the gathering and led the crowd in singing along. (Salt Lake Tribune – 10.16.15)
The Rev. David Green and members of Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Texas brought their Standing on the Side of Love banner to a planned anti-Muslim protest at a local Islamic Center. The interfaith counter-protest was so successful that the anti-Muslim group never showed up. (NewsChannel10.com – 10.11.15)
“Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim Rallies Ended Up Inspiring Acts Of Love And Service” (Huffington Post – 10.11.15)
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Braintree, Massachusetts, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The congregation held an open house to unveil the plaque, and people throughout the community attended to get a look inside the beautiful Gothic Revival-inspired building. (Patriot-Ledger – 10.11.15)
As part of their congregation’s ongoing celebration of their 300th anniversary, members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, Massachusetts, opened a time capsule buried 25 years ago. Church elders learned a lesson from opening the previous time capsule in 1991 and opened this one sooner so that the contents could still be appreciated and the names would still be known to current members. (The Marblehead Reporter – 10.15.15)
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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