Idaho church supports Nez Perce in protest, and other UUs in the media

UU Church of Palouse stands with neighbors

Pat Rathmann, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse in Moscow, Idaho, was quoted about her church’s support of Nez Perce Indians who attempted to block oil equipment from being moved through their reservation lands. Members of the church participating in a “friendship dance” were also in a photo accompanying the piece. (New York Times – 9.25.13)

The Our Whole Lives program, a set of sex education curricula developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, is being used by First United Methodist Church of Madison, Wisc., for the first time. Local UU and UCC congregations, including the First Unitarian Society, have used the curricula for years. (The Cap Times – 9.25.13)

Extra security brought in, realistic art, and more

All Souls Unitarian Church of Tulsa, Okla., made the news when extra security was brought in for an event the church hosted for the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance to honor Mikey Weinstein, an outspoken activist against proselytizing in the military. (Tulsa World – 9.21.13 & 9.22.13)

The Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers, Mass., is hosting an art exhibit of Andy Calnan’s hyper-realistic photos.  (9.25.13)

The Rev. Dr. Frances M. Sink, a licensed psychologist who now serves as minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Stamford, Conn., was profiled about how she balances her scientific and religious backgrounds. (Stamford Patch – 9.23.13)