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Zach Wahls on The Daily Show, and other UUs in the media

Zach Wahls on The Daily Show

Zach Wahls, every UU parent’s dream, was a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he discussed his new book, My Two Moms, and a new project he is working on called Out to Dinner. The 20-year-old Iowa UU gained internet fame in 2011 after a video of his testimony before the Iowa House Judiciary Committee about the normalcy of his two-mom family went viral. (The Daily Show – 4.30.12)

Read an essay by Wahls from the Winter 2011 issue of UU World: How my testimony went viral (uuworld.org)

Green congregations, inside the lives of clergy, and more

A $500,000 high-tech solar array is being constructed at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, Ohio. (Plain Dealer – 4.26.12)

The UUs of Southern Delaware in Lewes, a UUA-certified Green Sanctuary, is a sustainability leader in its community. (Delmarva Now – 5.1.12)

The Rev. Richard Davis, of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in East Salem, Ore., is one of two longtime local ministers featured in an article about the lives of professional clergy. (Statesman Journal – 4.27.12)*

A banner opposing Amendment One, a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina, was stolen from outside the UU Fellowship of Winston-Salem. Members of the congregation say they will replace the banner. (xwii12.com – 5.1.12, Winston-Salem Journal – 4.30.12)

Youth from the UU Church of Winchester, Mass., worked to beautify a park that was damaged during Tropical Storm Irene last August. (Brattleboro Reformer – 4.30.12)

A photo gallery of a Trayvon Martin prayer vigil features a photo of the Rev. Alison Eskildsen, of the UU Fellowship of Athens, Ga., leading a prayer in front of the Athens-Clarke County courthouse. (redandblack.com – 5.1.12)

The UU Congregation at Montclair, N.J., and the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship will jointly ordain Barnaby Feder. Feder wrote an article in the Fall 2010 issue of UU World on “The gift of playing God.” (NorthJersey.com – 4.27.12)

Correction 5.5.12: An earlier version of this post mistakenly said that a newspaper story reported that the Rev. Richard Davis is retiring. Davis is not retiring. We regret the error. Click here to return to the corrected paragraph.

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