Minister on a pilgrimage for immigrants, and other UUs in the media

California minister and activist walks for immigrants

The Rev. Lindi Ramsden, the executive director of the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry, participated in a pilgrimage from Bakersfield to Sacramento, Calif., in support of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. (Bakersfield Californian – 9.1.13)

UUs make connections, speak out for justice

UU Jill Austin was interviewed about “Women of Faith,” an interfaith women’s group she co-founded in Murfreesboro, Tenn. ( – 8.31.13)

Lt. Col (ret.) Nancy Russell, a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio and a lesbian, spoke in favor of an ordinance that would ban discrimination by public officials in San Antonio. (Texas Public Radio – 8.29.13) The ordinance passed Thursday. (San Antonio Express-News – 9.5.13)

Mordechai Levovitz, an intern at the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office, was interviewed about the increasing number of jurisdictions banning so-called gay-to-straight therapy. (USA Today – 8.26.13)

A green sanctuary, church welcomes first-full time minister, and more

The DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, Illinois, was lauded for its new eco-friendly sanctuary. (Chicago Tribune – 8.30.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff, Croton and Ossining (N.Y.), welcomed the Rev. Dr. Sarah Lenzi as its first full-time minister. (Patch – 9.6.13)

The Rev. Sam Trumbore, minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, wrote an op-ed about potential U.S. military involvement in Syria. (Albany Times Union – 9.2.2013)