Local media covers General Assembly, and other UUs in the media

General Assembly draws media attention

During the recent UUA General Assembly in Lousiville, Ky., the UUA partnered with Kentucky Interfaith Power and Light to sponsor a public witness event focused on the environmental impact of burning fossil fuels. Thousands of people gathered for the event, which featured speakers Wendell Berry and activist Tim DeChristopher. The rally got plenty of local media coverage, including lots of photos of GA attendees. Of course, not everyone supported the clean-energy rally. (tcktcktck.org – 6.17.13, Courier-Journal – 6.15.13, 6.21.13, WFPL News – 6.20.13)

Read UU World‘s coverage of the event, which includes a video. (blogs.uuworld.org/ga – 6.20.13)

Local media also reported on the Action of Immediate Witness that delegates voted overwhelmingly to pass during Sunday afternoon’s plenary, which calls for congregations to “begin a denomination-wide conversation within their congregations about divesting from fossil fuels or exercising shareholder influence.” (Courier-Journal – 6.24.13)

See also: Passed: fossil fuel divestment AIW (blogs.uuworld.org/ga – 6.23.13)

The Courier-Journal ran an article describing General Assembly and Unitarian Universalism. (6.22.13)

A writer on Huffington Post talks about the Librotraficantes Under Ground Library in Louisville, in which more than 200 copies of contraband texts were donated from across the United States by members of the HUUmanists. (6.18.13)

UUs respond to DOMA decision

Margaret Weis, a UU seminarian and military wife in a same-sex marriage, reacts to the death of the Defense of Marriage Act and celebrates the new rights she and her wife will soon have. (Boston Herald – 6.27.13)

Wives Holly and Tonja Hewlett, members of the UU Church of the Shenandoah Valley in Stephens City, Va., rejoice in the demise of DOMA but say “there’s still a lot of work to do.” (Northern Virginia Daily – 6.27.13)

As North Carolina marriage equality supporters celebrated the DOMA decision, UU ministers the Rev. Robin Tanner and the Rev. Ann Marie Alderman, who married each other in North Carolina in May, said that are now considering repeating their vows in Washington, D.C. (Charlotte Observer – 6.27.13)

A photo gallery of the “41 Best Signs Outside The Supreme Court On The Day DOMA Was Struck Down” include several with recognizably UU signs (39, 22, 14, 10). See if you can spot any more! (Buzzfeed – 6.26.13)