This week, in the cover story from our Summer issue, Amy K. Nelson describes the unusual reunion earlier this spring of the families and friends of three civil rights martyrs who were killed during the 1965 Selma voting rights campaign. I explain that one-quarter of our California subscribers will be getting the Summer issue late because a freight train carrying 2,730 copies of UU World was blown off its tracks in a severe thunderstorm in Kansas. And Sue Burke’s poem “Petty Love” turns a New Testament saying on its head, writing, “God hardly sees / every sparrow who falls or stops to parse / the consequence of out-of-control cells / in a lung.”
On the Editors’ Blog this week: An interview with a UU minister about her “ theology of liberation for white antiracists,” a notice about big investigative projects about the people killed by police from the Guardianand the Washington Post, and the latest UUA committee appointments. This week’s blog roundup reflects on new data about the “nones,” looks forward to the first gathering of “Cabaret Church,” and ponders the importance of actively bending the arc of history toward justice. And our news roundup highlights a video report on an immigrant who has been given sanctuary by First Unitarian Society of Denver and a story about a UU minister in Louisiana who is going along on police patrols.
From the archives: Check out Doug Muder’s reflection on Graduation Day about the choice he and his wife made not to have children of their own.