Media roundup: Interfaith group takes on anti-LGBT law

Media roundup: Interfaith group takes on anti-LGBT law

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

Sonja L. Cohen


The Rev. Robin Tanner of Piedmont UU Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, spoke at a press conference for the Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, an interfaith group of 68 clergy who are challenging North Carolina’s new law, which limits legal protection for LGBT people. ( Charlotte Observer– 4.5.16)

Black Lives Matter

For the fifth time since October, a Black Lives Matter banner displayed outside First Parish UU of Arlington, Massachusetts, was vandalized. ( Boston Globe– 4.4.16)

See also:

“Black Lives Matter banner outside church in Boston suburb vandalized 5 times” (MassLive – 4.4.16)

“Black Lives Matter Banner at Arlington Church Slashed” (Arlington Patch – 4.4.16)

The Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen explains why his congregation, Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine, Wisconsin, put up a Black Lives Matter banner and not an All Lives Matter banner. ( Journal Times– 4.4.16)

In the congregations

The Rev. Allison Palm will be installed as minister of the UU Church of Nashua, New Hampshire—the first woman to serve as the church’s settled minister. ( New Hampshire Union Leader– 4.6.16)

The UU Church of the South Hills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is gearing up for a $2 million expansion and renovation to its nearly century-old building. ( Pittsburgh Post-Gazette– 4.8.16)

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta, Georgia, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. ( Valdosta Daily Times– 4.1.16)

Treasure Coast UU Congregation in Stuart, Florida, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new addition, which will include a large sanctuary, narthex, and storage room. ( TCPalm– 3.18.16)

UU Church of Delaware County member Bill Clinton coordinated housing at churches for participants in Democracy Spring, a civil action that includes a 140-mile walk to Washington, D.C. ( Delaware County Daily Times– 4.3.16)