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Unitarian Universalists in the media

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

Minister arrested at protest, and other UUs in the media

Minister detained while supporting immigrants

The Rev. Wendy Von Zirpolo, minister of the UU Church of Marblehead, was arrested at a protest for immigration reform in Washington, D.C. (Wicked Local Marblehead – 9.17.13)

The Rev. Jan Christian voiced her concerns about inadequate services for the homeless in her community in Ventura County, Calif. (Ventura County Reporter – 9.12.13)

After a rough last year, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, Pa., is up and operating again, its minister says. (Lancasteronline.com – 9.13.13)

Jesse Jaeger, a Unitarian Universalist who is executive director of UU Mass Action, a statewide advocacy network, lost a primary election for city council in Lynn, Mass. (Daily Item – 9.19.13)

A bunch of new ministers, and more

UU congregations in Humboldt, Calif., and Easton, Lexington, and Gloucester, Mass., all welcomed new ministers: the Revs. Bryan Jessup, Kristin Grassel Schmidt, Claire Feingold-Thoryn, and Jennie Rankin. (Times-Standard – 9.14.13, Wicked Local Easton – 9.16.13, Wicked Local Lexington – 9.13.13, Gloucester Times – 9.14.13)

Unitarian Universalist author Sena Jeter Naslund’s appearance in Macon, Ga., had to be moved to a larger venue, the High Street Unitarian Univeralist Church. Naslund’s best-known novel, Ahab’s Wife, mentions Unitarianism and Universalism in its exploration of 19th-century America. (The Telegraph – 9.20.13)

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