Celebrating peace on Mother’s Day, and other UUs in the media

On Mother’s Day, UUs focus on peace

The Rev. Andrew Clive Millard, minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News, Va., writes about Mother’s Day, peace, and Unitarian Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 “Mother’s Day Proclamation.” (Daily Press – 5.6.11)

A Houston Chronicle blogger also writes about Julie Ward Howe and the Mother’s Day Proclamation. (Houston Chronicle – 5.6.11)

The Rev. Cynthia Kane answers a Q&A in Raising Maine, a mothers magazine, about her first Mother’s Day and life as a UU Naval chaplain. (5.4.11)

More on Kane:
Gitmo’s first female chaplain is UU (uuworld.org – 8.22.05)
A pacificist’s salute (uuworld.org – 5.29.06)

UUs carrying a First Parish Church banner and wearing Standing on the Side of Love shirts were in a photo on the front page of The Boston Globe, accompanying a story about the annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace in Dorchester, Mass. (Boston Globe – 5.9.22)

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, organic farming, and more

The Rev. Chris Buice, minister of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, argues that the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which would prohibit Tennessee educators from teaching children about homosexuality, will only curtail education and encourage bullying. (Knoxville News Sentinel – 5.7.11)

Charlotte Shivvers, a former UU minister, oversees an Iowa farm that is about to begin the long process of transitioning to an organic operation. (DesMoinesRegister.com – 5.7.11)

Tatyana Tyson, a youth from the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, Mass., was interviewed about participating in the 30th annual Northampton Pride Parade. (GazetteNET – 5.9.11)