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In response to an attack on a local Buddhist monk mistaken for a Muslim, the Rev. Judy Zimmerman of Mid-Columbia Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Hood River, Oregon, joined other clergy to organize a vigil to show multifaith support for all who experience bigotry and hate. More than 150 people attended the event, lighting candles and singing together to celebrate a more tolerant community. (The Oregonian – 3.12.16)
“Vigil asks love, forgiveness” (Hood River News – 3.15.16)
First Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts, is in the spotlight for its beautiful stained glass windows. Congregation member Frank Hutchens recently led a public tour of the windows sponsored by the Brookline Historical Society. Hutchins noted that the windows were crafted by different well-known artists, including Louis Comfort Tiffany. (The Brookline Tab – 3.9.16)
“PHOTOS: Stained glass windows at First Parish in Brookline” (The Brookline Tab – 3.10.16)
More information about First Parish’s historic windows can be found on their website.
Beacon Press author and activist Chris Stedman led a workshop at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough & Hudson in Hudson, Massachusetts, on how to foster understanding between religious people and atheists. At the end of the workshop, Stedman encouraged attendees to build friendships across faiths. "Go bowling, get pizza, complete a service project, build friendships together," said Stedman. (MetroWest Daily News – 3.13.16)
Over the next four years, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton, New York, will host a number of social justice talks regarding peace and non-violence in the lead up to Ghandi’s 150th birthday in 2019. The congregation’s social justice committee chair, Fred Trzcinski, says too many issues these days are solved with violence. (News Channel 34 – 3.14.16)
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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