Roundup: Media coverage of 2013 General Assembly

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In addition to early media coverage of last Thursday’s clean energy rally—the public witness event of the 2013 UUA General Assembly—GA also attracted the following news coverage: The main Louisville newspaper, the Courier Journal, profiled Unitarian Universalism with a long story Saturday: UUs seek to reach the like-minded but church-wary (June 22). The newspaper’s religion […]

Early media coverage of 2013 General Assembly


Media coverage of General Assembly has been light so far this year. Thursday night’s environmental witness event garnered the most attention, beginning some weeks ago with “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”: Organizing the Largest Environmental Rally in Kentucky History, (The Courier-Journal, April 30). WFPL News, an NPR affiliate, featured Environmental […]

Sheriff closes jails to public ahead of GA witness

'Tent City' jail (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Thursday, June 21, that the county jails would be closed to public visitors on Saturday because of a public witness event the Unitarian Universalist Association has planned for that evening with Puente Arizona outside the Durango Road “Tent City” jail.

UU World’s business summary of 2011 General Assembly

For a comprehensive summary of business conducted at the UUA’s 2011 General Assembly, see Michelle Deakin’s UU World article, “Delegates approve ethical eating and a smaller board” (July 4, 2011).

Media coverage of Charlotte General Assembly

The UUA General Assembly in Charlotte began attracting local media attention on Saturday, especially with its downtown Standing on the Side of Love rally Saturday afternoon and the lecture Saturday morning by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Here’s a guide to coverage.

Peter Morales on Minnesota Public Radio

A notice from our colleague Janet Hayes, the UUA’s public relations director: [UUA President] Peter Morales will be interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 24.  He’ll talk about General Assembly and his vision for the future of Unitarian Universalism. If you’re in the Twin Cities tomorrow morning, tune into […]

First local coverage of General Assembly

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports this morning on the UUA General Assembly, which begins tonight. The newspaper focuses on the GA volunteer service project and the debate about whether to boycott Arizona as the site of the 2012 General Assembly.

Initial press coverage of Morales’s victory

The Salt Lake Tribune and Denver Post each report on the election of the Rev. Peter Morales as UUA president. The UUA General Assembly, where Morales was elected, is being held in Salt Lake City; Morales has been serving as senior minister of Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colo. UUA elects Colorado pastor as president […]

Local media coverage of UUA General Assembly

Both daily newspapers in Salt Lake City published articles today about yesterday’s interfaith rally for immigrant families sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association. Both papers quoted the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Unitarian Universalist leaders who spoke at the rally. The Mormon Church-owned Deseret News, however, did not mention Larry Love, the Mormon congregational leader who […]

Sinkford: UUA picked relationship over boycott

UUA President William G. Sinkford explains to the Salt Lake Tribune why the Unitarian Universalist Association did not boycott Utah after Proposition 8 passed in California with the help of many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City. The UUA is holding its General Assembly […]


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