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.

LGBT rights supporters rally in the rain in Charlotte

Love rained down on the streets of Charlotte, N.C., as 600 people marched from the convention center, site of the Unitarian Univeralist Association’s 2011 General Assembly, to Marshall Park to rally for rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Heavy rain also came down in Charlotte, bringing the rally to a hasty end, just as UUA […]

Film: ‘Standing on the Side of Love in Arizona’

During the presentation Saturday afternoon that preceded the debate and vote about holding a General Assembly in Arizona, the UUA introduced this six-minute video about Unitarian Universalists and Arizona SB 1070. The film, “Standing on the Side of Love in Arizona,” includes footage of the May 29 protest and march opposing SB 1070 and interviews […]

We take to the streets for marriage equality

Unitarian Universalists took their values into the street Saturday holding a noon rally at Loring Park, swarming the Twin Cities Pride Festival with their yellow Standing on the Side of Love shirts and their messages about marriage equality. The visual high point might have been the chariot, drawn by four roosters, carrying a newly joined […]

Standing on the Side of Love campaign report

Adam Gerhardstein, campaign manager of the UUA’s Standing on the Side of Love compaign, reported on the campaign’s first year. The initiative has sponsored 200 events throughout the United States, generating 133 news stories. Its email updates go to 26,000 people, and 16,000 people follow the campaign on Facebook; its videos have been viewed 30,000 times […]

UUA board, president seek common ground on Ariz.

The pre-GA meeting of the UUA Board of Trustees in Minneapolis started off with a tense and sometimes emotional discussion about the nature of the relationship between the board and UUA President Peter Morales. At its Tuesday, June 22, meeting, the board noted that after it had placed a business resolution on the agenda of this […]

UUA hosts interfaith rally for immigration reform

Unitarian Universalists rallied for immigrant rights with members of Utah’s interfaith community in downtown Salt Lake City Friday evening. The theme was “Standing on the Side of Love with Immigrant Families.” Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Unitarian Universalist leaders spoke against a new Utah law that will make undocumented immigrants significantly more vulnerable to deportation, but […]

More media related to UUA General Assembly

The Salt Lake Tribune profiles one of the two Unitarian Universalist congregations in Salt Lake City, the South Valley UU Society, and its minister, the Rev. Sean Parker Dennison: “Diversity Is an Article of Faith for Gay-Friendly Church” (6.20.09). And USA Today picks up a Religion News Service article about the UUA’s new “Standing on […]

Hallman, Morales write joint op-ed for Salt Lake paper

The two candidates for the presidency of the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Rev. Dr. Laurel Hallman and the Rev. Peter Morales, have jointly written an op-ed for the Salt Lake Tribune supporting comprehensive hate crimes legislation: It is clear our nation is suffering through an epidemic of violent hate crimes. Our response to these heinous […]


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