Web inventor in Olympics opening ceremony, and other UUs in the media

World Wide Web inventor in Olympics opening ceremony

UU and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee was honored in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in London on July 27. Berners-Lee spoke to CNN about the experience and about his hope that “the combination of the Web and the Olympics can create a new understanding between people across the world.” (CNN – 8.3.12)

See also: “Inventor of World Wide Web is knighted by queen” (UU World – Sept/Oct 2004)

Knoxville shooting survivors reflect on tragedy’s anniversary

Survivors of the 2008 shooting at Knoxville’s┬áTennessee Valley UU Church marked the fourth anniversary of the tragic event. (uuworld.org, WATE-TV – 7.27.12)

Lemonade stand-ing on the side of love

Children at the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, Minn., ran a lemonade stand to raise money in support of marriage equality, an event the congregation dubbed “Lemonade Stand-ing on the Side of Love.” (EDGEOnTheNet – 8.1.12)