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During a vigil held in support of the reopening of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Modesto, California, the Rev. Darcy Baxter of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County denounced the alleged arson that closed the clinic. She said such an act is intended to spread fear and primarily harms the many residents—men, women, and children—that rely on the clinic for affordable health care. (The Modesto Bee – 6.5.16)
“My faith calls me to support Planned Parenthood” (The Modesto Bee – 6.6.16)
When the Campbell County, Virginia, Board of Supervisors voted to oppose creating “transgender bathrooms” they argued it was to keep the most vulnerable in the county safe. Paul Boothby of First Unitarian Church in Lynchburg, which has gender neutral restrooms, contradicted this thinking. "The people who are actually getting bullied, harassed, and beaten up in public restrooms are the transgender folk," Boothby said. (WSET.com – 6.7.16)
With the help of a $3,000 grant from the Unitarian Universalist Program Fund and money raised from a holiday concert, the choir of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry, Illinois, will travel to the Transylvania region of Romania this month. “The goal of the trip is to create new partnerships with churches in Romania through music,” choir director Thomas Steffens said. (Northwest Herald – 6.5.16)
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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