UUA to purchase new HQ, and other UUs in the media

UUA to purchase new Boston headquarters

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the purchase of a new headquarters building at 24 Farnsworth Street in Boston and sell the Association’s current properties on Beacon Hill. (Boston Business Journal – 3.15.13)

Read UU World’s coverage of the decision, and the Spring 2013 cover story about the possible move.

See also:

Unitarian Universalists selling Beacon Hill base (Boston Herald – 3.15.13)
Unitarians to sell Beacon Hill portfolio, move to Seaport District (Boston Business Journal – 3.15.13)

UUA puts pressure on coal producers, UU martyr remembered, and more

InsideClimate News reports that the Unitarian Universalist Association and advocacy group As You Sow have asked two of the country’s largest coal producers to tell investors “how much of their coal assets would be left ‘stranded’ in the ground” if the United States passed broad greenhouse gas regulations. (3.7.13)

Chevron Corp. is pushing back against interference from its activist shareholders, including the Unitarian Universalist Association. (SFGate – 3.12.13)

Forty-eight years later, Don Schilling reflects on his too-brief friendship with UU minister and civil rights activist the Rev. James Reeb, who was killed in Selma, Ala. (Press Democrat – 3.10.13)

See related: Witness to Reeb’s death looks back (UU World – May/June 2001)

The New York Times looks at the story of Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, and his connection to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry raid. (3.6.13)

Fresno Bee columnist Paula Lloyd has a brief history of the UU Church of Fresno, Calif. (The Fresno Bee – 3.9.13)

Christine Organ, a UU who was raised Christian, reflects on the one thing she misses from her childhood faith. (Huffington Post – 3.7.13)

First Parish UU Church in Framingham, Mass., installed 84 solar panels that will provide 75 percent of the church’s power. (Framingham Patch – 3.5.13)

Second Parish UU in Hingham, Mass., which had a tree fall on its bell tower during a February blizzard, gets a mention in an article about continued storm cleanup. (The Boston Globe – 3.10.13)

The Rev. Michael F. Hall will be installed as the new minister of the Keene, N.H., UU Church. (Middleboro Gazette – 3.7.13)

Budget concerns have put a strain on the UU Church of Lancaster, Pa. (LancasterOnline.com – 3.7.13)