Media roundup: Unitarian Universalists respond to Charlottesville

Media roundup: Unitarian Universalists respond to Charlottesville

The Unitarian Universalists in the Media blog will return next week.

Lauren Walleser


Because of staff vacations we cannot provide a short summary this week. Below you will find links to the many online media stories referencing Unitarian Universalists tracked by the Information and Public Witness office. Articles on vigils for Charlottesville hosted by UU congregations around the country can be found under Racial Justice. Many include quotes and reflections from ministers.


“Corvallis officials find location for cold weather shelter” Albany Democrat Herald(OR)

“Homeless Shelter Gets New Home By South Co-Op” The Corvallis Advocate (OR)

“Boone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to ‘Buy Boone Lunch’ at F.A.R.M. Cafe on Aug. 23” High Country Press (NC)

Environmentalism & Environmental Justice

“Pull Together: Keep Tar Sands Oil Our of Our Water” The Daily Score (WA)


“Open and Affirming status more than just a ‘welcome’” Cape Cod Times (MA)

“Karen Morgan: Speaking and writing to include all: Art imitates life” Boulder Daily Camera (CO)


“Author’s speech at Ocala church draws many protesters” Ocala Star Banner (FL)


“Life cut short at 21 for Tucsonan who loved children, church and theater” Arizona Daily Star (AZ)

“Tucson driver faces 2nd-degree-murder charge in crash that killed woman” Arizona Daily Star (AZ)

“Keep the Faith: Rev. Aaron R. Payson” Worcester Telegram

“How a Black Woman Finally Found Her Community by Moving to One of the Whitest States” Splinter

“Thousands of faith leaders ask Congress to protect Johnson Amendment” Religion News Service

“Former Turley minister sentenced to 57-month prison term in child porn case,” Tulsa World (OK)

Racial Justice

“Who Were the Counterprotesters in Charlottesville?” The New York Times

“After violence in Charlottesville, vigils for peace and healing,” The Washington Post(D.C.)

“Meet the clergy who stared down white supremacists in Charlottesville” Think Progress

“Police in Charlottesville arrested almost as many drunk people as violent white supremacists” ThinkProgress

“Hundreds turn out for Galloway ‘Rally Against Racism’” Shore News Today (NJ)

“Area Residents Hold Vigils in Response to Charlottesville Violence” The Lincoln County News (ME)

“Hundreds attend Arlington solidarity gathering wake of Charlottesville” Wicked Local Arlington (MA)

“’We Have Unleashed a Culture Of Hate’: Religious Leaders in Contra Costa County Denounce Deadly Charlottesville Rally” NBC Bay Area (CA)

“One Easton woman’s stand becomes local vigil” Wicked Local Easton (MA)

“Bangert: Before Charlottesville, Purdue got a white nationalist wake-up call” Journal & Courier (IN)

“Candlelight vigil held in Pasco on day after violence in Charlottesville” Tri-City Herald (WA)

“Charlottesville Faith Leaders Sing Down White Supremacists In A Show Of Love Over Hate — VIDEO” Bustle

“Column: Heather Heyer is a civil rights martyr,” Chicago Tribune

“Community members gather for Charlottesville vigil,” The Republic (OH)

“Congregate Charlottesville Calling Plan for Interfaith Response to ‘Unite the Right’ Rally” (VA)

“Faith leaders gather on the eve of ‘hate-driven’ Unite the Right rally” The Daily Progress (VA)

“First Hand Account from Charlottesville Protests” (VA)

“Group calls for 1,000 faith leaders to protest Aug. 12 rally” The Daily Progress (VA)

“Hundreds rally in Williamsburg against hate, Charlottesville violence” (VA)

“Hundreds take stand against hate at rally at Media Courthouse” Daily Times (DE)

“Indivisible Door Co. responds to Charlottesville violence with silent vigil” Fox 11 News (WI)

“In wake of Charlottesville, Loudoun Democrats host gathering next to Confederate statue in Leesburg” Loudoun Times-Mirror (VA)

“Local church stands outside with ‘love over hate’ posters in response to attacks” (WA)

“Local leaders preach tolerance, action during local anti-hate vigil” Naples Daily News(FL)

“McHenry County residents hold all-faith vigil for Charlottesville” Northwest Herald(IL)

“More than 100 attend ‘anti-racism’ rally in Santa Ana in response to violence in Virginia” The Orange County Register (CA)

“Protesters In Md. Show Solidarity With Charlottesville, Decry White Supremacy” CBS Local (MD)

“Provincetown vigil offers support for Charlottesville” Cape Cod Times (MA)

“Several Vigils Planned Tonight For Charlottesville” (MD)

“Shreveport turns out in support of Charlottesville” The Shreveport Times (LA)

“SF Group Holds Vigil After Charlottesville Violence” (SD)

“Sioux City organizations host prayer vigils for Charlottesville, VA victims” (SD)

“’The heart of the nation is good’: Aiken group holds solidarity rally after Charlottesville” Aiken Standard (SC)

“Topeka church holds candle light vigil for Charlottesville violence” (KS)

“Two local vigils held in response to Charlottesville,” Sioux City Journal (SD)

“Two Q-C rallies denounce white nationalism; others see counter-protesters as the problem” Quad-City Times (IA)

“Vigils in Lakeland, Winter Haven call for peace, reject racism, hate” The Ledger (FL)

“Violence in Charlottesville prompts vigil, call to action in Peoria” Journal Star (IL)

“Charlottesville aftermath: Protests flare up again across U.S.” USA Today

“Naples hosts vigil for Charlottesville rally victims" NBC2 News (FL)

“Group stands in solidarity with Charlottesville” Fox 4 (FL)

“Church erects banner in dedication of the Black Lives Matter movement”Poughkeepsie Journal (NY)

“Arlington Unitarian Church to Hold Solidarity Gathering Wednesday” Arlington Patch (MA)

“Naples Vigil Held In Wake Of Charlottesville Protests” WGCU News (MA)

“Racinians show support for Charlottesville victim” Journal Times (WI)

“Stillwater holds vigil for Charlottesville” Stillwater News Press (OK)

“Mid-Michigan residents hold vigil of solidarity for Charlottesville” WNEM Saginaw (MI)

“Goreham, Borough Council Speak Out on Charlottesville” State College News (PA),1473374/

“Marietta vigil against hate” The Marietta Times (OH)

“Editorial: The terrorist next door” Observer-Reporter (PA)

“Heather Heyer Picked Her Side, And Joined a Long Tradition of White Anti-Capitalists Fighting Racism” In These Times

“Tri-Citians mourn Charlottesville violence at Pasco vigil” Tri-City Herald (WA)

“Rally To Resist White Supremacy In Galloway Township Wednesday Night” Galloway Patch (NJ)

“Charlottesville showed that liberalism can’t defeat white supremacy. Only direct action can.” The Washington Post

“Macon County residents gather to ‘spread love,’ show solidarity with Charlottesville”Herald & Review (IL)

“’Vigil for Charlottesville’ planned in Pottstown” Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers (PA)

“Local activists gather in response to Charlottesville attacks” Del Mar Times (CA)

“Fresno churches hold special service in wake of Charlottesville violence” KFSN-TV (CA)

“Marblehead, North Shore stand against hate” Wicked Local Ipswich (MA)

“Aiken stands up for unity amid racial violence in America” Aiken Standard (SC)

“Midlands protesters gather against events in Charlottesville” (SC)

“Everything We Do Matters, But Two Things Are Critical” Lion's Roar

“Augusta area reacts to Charlottesville violence with vigils, worship” The Augusta Chronicle (GA)

“Vigil for Charlottesville planned Sunday night in Greensboro” Greensboro News & Record (NC)

“Hateful graffiti turns up in Winnipeg, alarming residents, Jewish group” (Canada)

“Trump on Charlottesville: ‘Racism is Evil’ – Calls White Supremacists ‘Criminals & Thugs’” The Jewish Voice (NY)

“A.C., Galloway vigils rally against Charlottesville violence” The Press of Atlantic City(NJ)

“Hundreds turn out for Galloway ‘Rally Against Racism’” The Press of Atlantic City(NJ)

“Gathering condemns racial intolerance” Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (CO)

“Saratoga vigil promotes community unity as tension rises nationwide” Spectrum News(NY)

“Andover vigil for Charlottesville brings community solidarity” Andover Townsman(MA)

“Event to ‘stand against hate’ set for Friday” Brainerd Dispatch (MN)

“United by Misgivings, Somerville Protesters Express Anger with Trump, Extremists and Racism” Tap into Somerset Hills (NJ)

“Charlottesville aftermath: Local clergy condemn racism, hatred — ask Council to do the same” Oak Ridger (TN)

“Vigil against hate and racism held in Beaufort” Bluffton Today (SC)

“What happened in Charlottesville” Rutland Herald (VT)

“It’s Complicated: White Women, White Men & White Supremacy” Refinery29

“Leggett Issues Statement on Charlottesville; Vigil at Bethesda Church” Montgomery Community Media (MD)