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Vandals in Fairbanks, Alaska, have defaced buildings, possibly in response to the approval of an anti-discrimination ordinance recently approved by the Fairbanks City Council. The windshield of the Rev. Leslie Fail’s car was also damaged, either by vandals or falling ice. Fail, who has been highly active and visible in her support for the ordinance, said, “My preferred scenario is that something fell off of a light pole because I don’t mistrust my neighbors. But given the gravity and other stuff going on . . . I’ve been very vocal . . . there’s a lot of weird stuff going on.” Fails plans to have added security at Sunday’s worship service. (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2.27.19)
An interfaith youth group from the Community Church of Durham and the Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, New Hampshire, has planned a public forum about climate change action. Emma Hall, a high school sophomore and member of the Durham UU Fellowship said, “After spending time researching and changing our own behaviors, we thought it would be incredibly beneficial to create an event that educated others.” (Fosters, 2.27.19)
Philosophy professor Francesca Di Poppa is speaking at First UU Church of Lubbock, Texas, this week, and the sign outside the church announcing the title of her sermon has stirred up controversy. Her topic is “Bullshit,” a reference to philosopher Harry Frankfurt’s book On Bullshit, focused on the differences between lying and telling the truth. (Everything Lubbock, 3.1.19)
The UU Church of Berkeley, California, hosted a Soul Line Dance Party for all, particularly for people of size and those with disabilities. The dance instructor, Ifasina T.L. Clear, told participants, “It’s all about how you feel about yourself. You’re flirting with everyone in the room.” (Local News Matters, 3.1.19)
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The Rev. Heather Christensen writes “The Interdependent Web,” UU World’s weekly guide to Unitarian Universalist blogs. She lives with her partner Liesl and their two young children in Bellingham, Washington.
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