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The New Hope Unitarian Universalist Congregation in New Hudson, Michigan has had their rainbow flag stolen twice in the past month and five times in five years. Neither the congregation nor authorities can say who is committing the act of vandalism, but church leaders say they will continue to replace the flag every time it is ripped down. “We do not take our commitment to social justice in this area lightly,” Patricia MacArthur, a member and past president, said. The congregation has filed a police report and hopes new deterrents will keep the thief from acting again. (ClickOnDetroit.com – 8.23.16)
“New Hudson church’s rainbow flag stolen — again” (hometownlife.com – 8.22.16)
“Rainbow Flag Repeatedly Stolen From New Hudson Church” (WHMI.com – 8.24.16)
Eight months after reconstructing their church following a fire, the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Denton, Texas will hold their first Sunday service back at home, kicking off the church year with a water communion ceremony. (Denton Record-Chronicle – 8.21.16)
More than 50 faith leaders, including The Rev. Phillip Baber, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville, Florida, protested against the death penalty following a Harvard University study that named Duval County among those in the nation that sentence the majority of criminals to die. (WJCT News – 8.24.16)
“Jacksonville Faith Leaders Protest ‘Overzealous’ Use Of Death Penalty” (Health News Florida – 8.25.16)
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Lauren Walleser is the communications assistant in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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