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The man responsible for the Capital Gazette shooting, Jarrod Ramos, has pleaded guilty to the murders. The Rev. John Crestwell of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Maryland, where shooting victim Wendi Winters was a member, commented on the plea. After saying that he was glad that Ramos is “accepting responsibility for his horrific acts,” Crestwell added: “This is not behind us. . . . Until he is in prison and serving his time, there is no closure.” (Baltimore Sun, October 28)
The Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael of the UU Congregation at Montclair, New Jersey, explained the Earth-based spiritual traditions of his congregation’s newly formed CUUPs group, saying, “There’s nothing to be afraid of. . . . Mystery is huge and whatever lies behind human knowing and human certainty—which I think is a whole lot—we don’t know exactly what it is.” (Montclair Local, November 1)
The Rev. William Reilly, a Baptist minister from Georgetown, Kentucky, visited about thirty churches before beginning his first pastorate—including a UU congregation. “From every single one of them,” he said, “I walked away impressed by something. There was at least one thing each church did very well, and that’s a cool thing. (Baptist News, November 1)
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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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