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

Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance, and more UUs in the media

UUs, congregations take time to remember transgender victims

UUs and congregations involved in observing Transgender Day of Remembrance this week were featured in several pieces here, here, and here. (Washington Blade – 11.18.13, Fairfield Daily Voice – 11.20.13, Gazette – 11.14.13)

Unitarian Universalists were among those speaking out against a Catholic bishop who planned a ceremony to “exorcise” same-sex marriage as Illinois’ lawmakers moved to legalize the practice. (wics.com – 11.15.13)

Several UU clergy were part of an interfaith group of religious leaders which is opposing a proposed law that would ban same-sex marriage in Indiana. (Wish TV – 11.18.13)

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri, was highlighted for the work of its Green Sanctuary team in implementing environmentally friendly practices at the church and in the community. (KOMU – 11.16.13)

The Rev. Lisa Bovee-Kemper, assistant minister of the UU Congregation of Asheville, N.C., was the subject of a profile that included her work in the Moral Mondays protests in that state. (Urban News – 11.14.13)

An alternative gift, a new minister, and more

The Unitarian Church of Barnstable will host an alternative gift fair, in which people are invited to buy gifts or services from local non-profits that will be given to those in need. It’s modeled after a similar project at the Falmouth Unitarian Fellowship. (Barnstable Patriot – 11.15.13)

The Rev. Karen Brammer is the new minister of the Fourth Unitarian Universalist Society in Mohegan Lake, N.Y. (Putnam County News – 11.13.13)

A piece profiled Unitarian minister Jack Zylman, who was a prominent civil rights activist and anti-Vietnam war protestor. (al.com – 11.15.13)

The Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell, minister of the First Church in Salem, Unitarian, co-authored an opinion piece about a plan for a gas-powered electric plant. (Salem News – 11.20.13)

Happy Thanksgiving!

UUs in the Media will not be published next week. Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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