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A frequently updated guide to stories about Unitarian Universalists from other sources around the web.

Baptists concerned about Unitarian takeover, and other UUs in the media

Baptist group concerned Unitarians will take over

A report from a Southern Baptist organization argued that a court case regarding prayer in public meetings could have a surprising effect: “We shouldn’t have a state-sponsored Baptist church, I agree, but we shouldn’t have a state-sponsored Unitarian church either, and that’s what some are attempting,” Baptist official Russell D. Moore said. (Rawstory – 08.04.13)

Los Angeles church suing over electronic surveillance

The First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles is part of a group of organizations suing the National Security Agency over its monitoring program. Minister the Rev. Rick Hoyt appears in a video interview about the suit. (Reason.com – 08.08.13)

See previous coverage in our July 19 post.

A steeple-raising, climate change, and more

The First Parish Church in Dorchester, Mass., held a celebration as the steeple of their building was restored to its original position. Watch video here. (Boston Globe – 08.06.13)

UUA Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Tim Brennan took part in a panel of nonprofit leaders discussing how organizations are dealing with the ramifications of climate change, including rising sea levels. (Boston Globe – 08.06.13)

The Third Place Garden and Community Center in Turley, Okla., led by UU minister the Rev. Ron Robinson, is providing a safe space, meals, and Internet access for local residents in an impoverished community. (Mother Nature Network – 07.27.13)

For more: Cultivating an abandoned place (UU World – 10.11.10)

The Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society is offering a $50 voucher to any local resident who turns in a gun to the Middlebury, Vt., police department. (Addison County Independent – 08.08.13)

See more: First Parish Bedford funds gun buyback program

UU community minister David Etherington, a former immigration lawyer, was profiled about his call to social justice work. (Ocala Star Banner – 08.03.13)

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