A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources
The Rev. Ann Keeler Evans of the UU Congregation of Susquehanna, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, spoke out against changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program proposed by the Trump Administration: “People will go hungry. . . . Children, elders. They will starve. Is that OK with folks? People don’t have food at home because they can’t afford to. Parents smoke cigarettes so that they don’t feel the hunger, alcohol too, and it’s cheap." (Daily Item, July 25)
The Rev. Paul Oakley of the UU Fellowship of Waynesboro, Virginia, spoke at a local rally after flyers claiming to be from the KKK were found around town: “I speak as a pastor, as a member of the community. . . . We live in a country with a history of white supremacy . . . a system that puts black and brown people at risk every day. Our call is to our elected officials and law enforcement to serve spiritual eviction papers on the KKK.” (News Virginian, July 22)
The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi of Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, Maryland, spoke with ABC News about his congregation’s process of discernment and preparation for becoming a sanctuary congregation, saying that they view it as “an act of faith, and an act of faithful resistance.” (ABC News, July 25)
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The Rev. Heather Christensen wrote The Interdependent Web, UU World's weekly guide to Unitarian Universalist blogs, from 2011 until 2020. She lives with her two young children in Bellingham, Washington.
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