Media roundup: Unitarian Universalists offer pastoral presence, resistance during contentious election
Also in the news: Louisville church provides sanctuary to protesters against police brutality; congregations in Massachusetts and Missouri will host homeless shelters all winter.
The UUs making medical debt disappear
A Tennessee congregation erases $4.2 million in debt for people in need.
UU congregations partner with housing, food nonprofits amid pandemic
Kansas and Arizona churches serve as emergency shelters; California and New York churches provide groceries to people in need.
SMILE Project helps teens realize their potential
An Illinois congregation’s internship program offers students valuable firsthand workplace experience.
Virginia interfaith coalition targets local carbon emissions
Fairfax County alliance aims for carbon neutrality by 2050, helps nearby counties form similar advocacy groups.
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.
Adjusting to new ringtones
Being responsive to shifts and changes—in justice work and beyond—is hard and crucial for Unitarian Universalists.
The road back to being human together
Multifaith coalition is the redemptive spark for a polarized people.
An upward spiral
People sense the energy at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County in Media, Pennsylvania—and they want to be part of it.
‘Bearing witness to what I believed’
Virginia Volker recalls a lifetime of working for a more just Alabama.
Birmingham UU congregation honored for civil rights legacy
Small church fed, housed, transported, and advised at least 225 UUs who joined the Selma-to-Montgomery march in 1965.
Clearwater UUs lauded for deep-seated social activism
For decades, Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater has advocated for civil rights, farmworkers, immigrants, and LGBT rights.