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After a car crashed through the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Victoria, Texas, members were left without a place to worship. Members of the local Islamic Center offered them space in a building on their grounds to hold services. “You can use this place as long as you want—as many Sundays as you wish. When you’re finished, just turn out the lights,” said Abe Ajrami, the Islamic Center’s treasurer. The Mosque recently rebuilt its buildings, which were set on fire last year in a suspected hate crime. (Huffington Post - 6.5.18)
“Victoria mosque opens doors to Unitarians after crash damages church” (Victoria Advocate - 6.3.18)
“Texas mosque welcomes members of church damaged by car crash” (WTOP - 6.4.18)
Unitarian Universalist and LGBTQ activist Zach Wahls recently secured the Democratic nomination for Iowa Senate District 37, winning with 60 percent of the vote. In November he will face a long-shot oppenent, Libertarian Carl Krambeck for a seat vacated by the previous state senator, Democrat Bob Dvorsky. “I think it’s a sign people here are hungry for new blood in the Iowa Legislature and are ready for the next generation of leadership,” Wahls said of the win. If elected, Wahls will be one of the youngest people ever to serve Iowa State Senate. (Huffington Post - 6.6.18)
"Wahls claims Senate District 37 primary victory" (The Gazette - 6.5.18)
In 2012, UU World profiled Wahls for his work for LGBTQ equity, in particular within the Boy Scouts of America.
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
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