Media Roundup: In every corner of life, committed to love and justice

Media Roundup: In every corner of life, committed to love and justice

A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.

Heather Christensen


Siding with love

Clergy from Mt. Diablo UU Church in Walnut Creek, California, performed weddings for several LGBTQ couples in the migrant caravan in Tijuana, Mexico. Already in Tijuana to observe the asylum proceedings, the group from Mt. Diablo was delighted to have such a practical way to help protect families during the asylum process. (NBC News, 11.19.18)

See also: LGBTQ Caravan Migrants Marry While Waiting for Asylum in Tijuana (Into, 11.18.18)

Talking about justice

Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Denton, Texas, hosted a panel discussion about transgender awareness. When discussion focused on evolving language describing gender, panelist Monique Evans said, “I really encourage most people to just be themselves. . . . The titles, the categories—all that stuff will come later.” (Denton Record-Chronicle, 11.18.18)

Members of Murray Unitarian Universalist Church in Attleboro, Massachusetts, hope that their new “Black Lives Matter” banner will start a conversation about replacing hate and discrimination with love and inclusion. One church member, 17-year-old Holland Jackson, who has experienced racial discrimination, said that the new banner “makes me feel confident and sure of myself.” (Sun Chronicle, 11.18.18)

Worthy causes

The gardens of the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware in Lewes have received the Certified Wildlife Habitat designation from the National Wildlife Federation. (Cape Gazette, 11.15.18)

The Unitarian Universalist Area Church-First Parish in Sherborn, Massachusetts, held its annual fall quilt-a-thon. Called the Power of the Quilt Project, it provides colorful quilted lap robes for children and adults living with cancer. New participant Carol Coakley said, “I’ve been sewing since I was 9 and started quilting in my 20s. . . . Newly retired, I’m happy to find a way to share some of my skills to help such a worthy cause and be able to make new acquaintances.” (Herald News, 11.17.18)