Media roundup: UU scholar supports a universal minimum income

Media roundup: UU scholar supports a universal minimum income

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

Rachel Walden


Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is among a number of Harvard scholars examining inequality in America. McKanan argues that one major way we might resolve persistent economic inequality is to fund a guaranteed minimum income for all Americans. ( Harvard Gazette – 2.1.16)

UU fundraising in the spotlight

The Unitarian Church in Summit, New Jersey, raised nearly $7,000 in January for a local organization that runs a shelter for homeless LGBT young people. The Rev. Emilie Boggis said that this effort is part of the history of Unitarian Universalist efforts to support and include LGBT people. ( – 2.3.16)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tuolumne County in Sonora, California, is profiled for their upcoming Chocolate Hoedown fundraiser. They began planning the event with a task force to generate creative ideas and will rely on the talents of members for food and entertainment to keep costs down. They hope to raise funds to support church programming and worthy causes in their community. ( Sierra Lodestar – 2.2.16)

Fellowship dedicates new building

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Statesboro, Georgia, recently celebrated the dedication of their new building with an interfaith, multicultural service that included a keynote speech from Jim Key, Unitarian Universalist Association moderator. The fellowship’s minister, the Rev. Jane Page, led the emotional service with the hope of spreading more love, justice, and peace. ( Statesboro Herald – 2.3.16)

Maine UUs work to end family violence

The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Augusta, Maine, is partnering with the Family Violence Project to help people in their community, especially children, learn to recognize violence and speak up about it. The congregation decided to partner with the group because they share the same values of supporting families and ending domestic violence. ( – 2.1.16)