Faith leaders focus on politics, justice issues, and other UUs in the media

Faith leaders focus on politics, justice issues

UUA President Peter Morales talks about the Values Voter Summit that recently took place in Washington, D.C., calling it a “summit of angry white reactionary men.” (Huffington Post – 9.24.12)

The Rev. Bill Freeman, pastor of the Interfaith Congregation in Holland and Harbor UU Congregation in Muskegon, Mich., was convicted Wednesday. He was arrested last fall for refusing to leave City Hall to protest a City Council decision against expanding an anti-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity. (The Grand Rapids Press – 9.26.12)

The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel in Hampstead, London, showed unanimous support for same-sex ceremonies during a vote on Sunday and may become the first church in London to hold same-sex civil partnership ceremonies in its chapel. (Ham&High – 9.25.12)

Embracing instinct, ‘Silent Spring’ at 50, and more

Youth from the First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, Okla., joined other religious youth in an interfaith tour of  the Vien-Giac Buddhist Temple to learn about the beliefs and traditions of different faiths. ( – 9.23.12)

Greg Brown, a member of the UU Fellowship of San Dieguito in Solana Beach, Calif., talks about how he went from being a left-brained architect to an artist whose work is ruled by instinct and intuition. (Coast News – 9.21.12)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring, written by Rachel Carson, Beacon Broadside posted an excerpt from a book talking about how she responded to backlash from the industry. (Beacon Broadside – 9.27.12)

Musical group the Guastavino Trio will be putting on a performance to benefit the music programs of the UU Church of Stamford, Conn. (Ct Post – 9.26.12)