A weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources
More than 125 people participated in an antiracism vigil at Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp near Crystal Falls, Michigan. The vigil’s organizer, UU minister the Rev. Greta Jo Seidohl, said, “I hope our hearts break. I hope they break open to new possibilities, to new conversations. I hope they break open to perspectives they didn’t know before. I hope we can move towards a better tomorrow, for everyone, and particularity our black siblings.” (TV6, June 15)
At a protest in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Rev. Kathy Rickey said, “Sympathy without action is called waving from the shore. While the afflicted are carried out to the sea, the sympathetic stand firmly on the ground sending their prayers and good wishes.” (Ormond Beach Observer, June 12)
Members of First UU Church of Springfield, Missouri, held a silent vigil in the hot sun, as George Floyd’s memorial service took place in Houston, Texas. Holding a sign that read, “Enough,” Dorris Ewing said, “I’m 81-years-old and I’ve had enough. I’ve had enough of police brutality, enough of young men dying on the street.” (KY3, June 9)
The Rev. Cheryl M. Walker of the UU Congregation of Wilmington, North Carolina, said, “We can . . . start looking at our own lives and our own institutions, our churches, our schools and say this is a . . . deeper problem, how do we get at that problem, how do we really start dismantling racism within ourselves, within our institutions so that the real promise of this country actually becomes its reality.” (WWAY3, June 9)
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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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