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A collision with another car that was stopped too far out in an intersection caused Alexis Tapia's to crash her car through the sanctuary and library of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Victoria, Texas, nearly exiting out the other side of the building. No one in the car or in the church was injured. The church is insured but is reaching out to the Unitarian Universalist community for donations to help with the cost of repairs. (Victoria Advocate - 5.31.18)
In an effort to raise awareness of the region’s connections to the early American slave trade, the Unitarian Society in East Brunswick, New Jersey, launched the Lost Souls Public Memorial Project with other local community groups. The Rev. Karen G. Johnston, minister of the Unitarian Society, said of the effort: “Our nation's history has shadows, particularly as it relates to slavery, white supremacy, and race. I think in order to be liberated from the shadows of our history we have to face it, rather than erase it. That is why this memorial is so important.” (MyCentralJersey.com - 5.24.18)
“Lost Souls Public Memorial Project wants to put slave memorial in East Brunswick” (Amsterdam News - 5.31.18)
After a group of transgender women, seeking asylum in the United States after fleeing violence in Central America, were robbed at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, they no longer felt safe staying in that location. After being turned away repeatedly by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents, the group made an appeal for help on Facebook. Members of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, California, stepped in and helped them find a secure location to stay in Tijuana. (AZCentral.com - 5.29.18)
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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