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The Rev. Carol McKinley recently received the Evan Ferber Peacemaker Leadership Award. A community minister whose work spans a wide range of activism, McKinley says, “One thing that I have learned is the essential good will of people. . . . [There] is always hope. The work that we do, the way that we live our lives, are hopeful. They are hopeful to me and they are hopeful for the world.” (Thurston Talk, 4.17.19)
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, North Carolina, recently completed installation of 105 solar panels, a project instigated by member and green builder Dan Clere, who says that when “the system is brought online, it will cover about 85 percent of our [electricity] use on an annual basis. . . . This is very much part of the fabric of our faith.” (Mountain Express, 4.20.19)
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, South Carolina, joined with neighboring faith communities to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. The congregation’s minister, the Rev. Lori Hlaban, said it was “the right thing to do. . . .There’s a myth that Habitat gives away houses, but it’s really giving someone a hand-up.” (Beaufort Gazette, 4.18.19)
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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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