Selections from UU World's weekly guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other media sources.
Welcoming refugees. All Souls UU Congregation in New London, Connecticut, recently purchased the house next door to its church, which has enough space for two families to live on the first and second floors. The congregation hopes to use the space to welcome refugee families. (WTNH, 5.2.16)
Youth makes pro-trans video. Anthony James, an 11-year-old Canadian Unitarian, created a video response to a rap video’s negative messages about transgender people. He took particular issue with the use of religion as a basis for criticism because religion was “one of the first places that I was safe, where I can feel myself.” (Global News, 4.13.16)
Toilet training. After North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill into law that would force transgender people to use restrooms that do not fit their gender identity, UUA President Peter Morales offered some advice on truly fair bathroom access. (Huffington Post, 4.1.16)
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Rachel Walden is the communications specialist in the UUA Office of Information and Public Witness.
Houston UUs continue Harvey flood recovery
Harvey flood waters inundated the homes of one in five families at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church.
Fellowship helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate into community
Poughkeepsie fellowship helps ex-prisoners; Carbondale, Colorado, congregation votes to offer sanctuary; Pittsfield, Maine, marks church’s 150th anniversary.
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