Marriage equality banner is stolen, and more UUs in the media

Church is vandalized, and more marriage equality news

A “Marriage Equality Now” banner was stolen from the West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Rocky River, Ohio, in what church leaders, including the Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, are calling an act of vandalism. (Fox 8 – 10.23.13, – 10.23.13)

The Rev. Jonipher Kwong testified before Hawaii lawmakers in support of marriage equality in that state. (Honolulu Magazine – 10.28.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Association has signed on in support of cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Hawaii. (Enews Park Forest – 10.28.13)

The Rev. John G. Pastor, who serves as a hospice chaplain and parish minister, was quoted about the increased amount of interest in hospice care after an assisted suicide proposition was defeated last year in Massachusetts. (News Telegram – 10.25.13)

The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi, minister of Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda, Md., joined a local rabbi in supporting a group of sanitation workers who are striking for better working conditions. (Washington Post – 10.29.13)

The Rev. Kent McKusick discussed his life’s journey and and where’s he come to as he was recently installed as the minister of the UU Fellowship of Ames, Iowa. (Ames Tribune – 10.28.13)

A UU speaks about her journey, and more

Joelle Renstrom discusses growing up in a mixed-faith household, attending her childhood UU church, and why Unitarian Universalism is the right place for her in a personal reflection. ( – 10.22.13) An earlier version of this piece was highlighted in a UUs in the Media column in 2007.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Schenectady, N.Y., will see a reprieve from a lien that had been filed against it for back taxes it had owed because of a failure to renew its non-profit status. A law passed last week removed the taxes and the lien, as well as those of other non-profit groups. (Daily Gazette – 10.22.13)

The East Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirtland, Ohio, is displaying life-size figures on its front lawn, representing local women who have been killed in domestic violence incidents. (News-Herald – 10.29.13)