Media roundup: UUs across U.S. show support for Muslim community

Media roundup: UUs across U.S. show support for Muslim community

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

Rachel Walden

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More than 50 Unitarian Universalists in the Houston, Texas, area held a rally at their local Islamic Center to show support for their Muslim neighbors. Unitarian Universalist Association President Peter Morales attended the event and said, "It's important to stand on the side of respect and love and tolerance." ( U.S. News & World Report – 12.4.15)

In Arlington, Virginia, members of the UU Church of Arlington joined a blanket drive for Syrian refugees and a march to the local Islamic Center to show support for the Muslim community. The Rev. Linda Olsen Peebles attended and said, "We need to reach across our boundaries." ( Connection Newspapers – 12.8.15)

Members of Westminster Unitarian Church in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, joined a vigil in Providence to show support for Muslims, including refugees and immigrants. The Rev. Ellen Quaadgras said about her participation in the vigil, "I want them to know that we're on their side." ( NBC 10 News – 12.10.15)

More coverage:

“These People Are Fighting Anti-Muslim Hate After San Bernardino” ( Huffington Post – 12.7.15)

“Cincinnati leaders on Donald Trump statements: Enough is enough” ( WLWT.com – 12.9.15)

UUs in United States connect with Paris Climate Conference

Unitarian Universalists in Hood River, Oregon, participated in a vigil for climate change that was timed to correspond with the beginning of climate talks at the 21st Session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), known as COP21. The Rev. Judy Zimmerman of the Mid-Columbia UU Fellowship led the interfaith gathering in prayer. ( Hood River News – 12.8.15)

More coverage:

“Climate change talks in Paris fuel long-running clash in Texas” (Austin American-Statesman  - 12.4.15)

“Big Ecumenical Gathering Marks Multi-Faith Presence at Paris Climate Talks” ( Religion Dispatches – 12.9.15)

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