UUA president reports on Sheriff Arpaio, and other UUs in the media

Morales reports on Sheriff Arpaio’s racial profiling

UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales wrote a column for British newspaper The Guardian about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and about UUs protesting outside Arpaio’s Tent City jail during the UUA’s General Assembly in June. (The Guardian – 7.19.12)

Minister discusses welcoming LGBTQ people on national radio show

The Rev. Rob Hardies, senior minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C., was featured on the nationally syndicated public radio program “Interfaith Voices” as part of a series on sexuality and religion. Listen to Hardies discuss Unitarian Universalism and welcoming LGBTQ people in the 23-minute segment, titled “The Pioneers of Change,” available online. (Interfaith Radio – 7.12.12)

Seminary student reflects on racist encounter

Kenny Wiley, a UU seminarian at Harvard Divinity School and a ministerial intern at First Parish in Cambridge, Mass., wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe on his recent run-in with racism. A version also appeared on the blog Vive Le Flame! last week and was noted in UU World‘s The Interdependent Web blog. (Boston.com – 7.14.12, Vive Le Flame! – 7.11.12)

Kentucky church celebrates anniversary

The Bowling Green Daily News profiles the UU Church of Bowling Green, Ky., as the congregation celebrates its 50th anniversary. (BG Daily News – 7.13.12)