Calling for justice on MLK Day, and other UUs in the media

UU ministers see need to continue King’s equality work

The Rev. William Sinkford of First Unitarian Church of Portland, Ore., reminded attendees at an interfaith service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. not to forget their state’s early history of racial exclusion as they work to realize King’s dream of equality. (The Oregonian – 1.19.14)

The Rev. Dr. Dan Sears of Auburn Unitarian Universalist Society in Auburn, Ala., encourages people to use their time off on the King holiday to reflect on racism in our society, as well as within our individual lives. (The Citizen – 1.20.14)

The Rev. Ellen Cooper-Davis urged readers to not just venerate King as a prophet, but to heed his actual prophecy and continue the work that must be done to finally realize his dream. (The Houston Chronicle – 1.20.14)

The Rev. Jeff Liebmann of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, Mich., writes that if King was alive today, he would remind us that peacemaking does not begin with nations or national legislation but in each of our hearts. (Midland Daily News – 1.20.14)

Other MLK Day articles include:

Local church revisits history of civil rights movement (Aiken Standard – 1.20.14)
Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s unfulfilled dream ( – 1.20.14)
Remembering King’s dream (Wyoming Tribune Eagle – 1.20.14)

The importance of sex ed, Moral Mondays activism, and more

Describing her positive experiences in two Our Whole Lives sexuality education classes at Unitarian Universalist congregations, a 16-year-old writes that all young people should receive accurate and complete information about sexuality and relationships. (The Atlantic – 1.21.14)

Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham, N.C., joined with Durham Friends Meeting to host a performance of “Go, Granny D” about an activist for campaign finance reform, Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock. The performance is part of Eno River’s participation in the 30 Days of Love campaign and proceeds will go to support Moral Mondays activism in the state. (The Herald-Sun – 1.22.14)

Columnist Albert B. Southwick considers Unitarian Universalist beliefs as expressed by Kimberly French in a recent UU World article in his column about the difficulties of eating ethically today. ( – 1.16.14)