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Unitarian Universalists in the media

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

Responding to hate in New Orleans, and other UUs in the media

UU minister discusses the violation of a New Orleans church

In a segment on The Rachel Maddow Show, the Rev. Deanna Vandiver of First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, La., offers a firsthand account of the hateful attack on the congregation’s Sunday worship service by right-wing anti-abortion activists. (MSNBC – 7.29.14)

Related stories include:

“Time, space for worship sacred” (New Orleans Advocate – 7.29.14)

“Why did anti-choice activists harass Unitarians in New Orleans?” (RH Reality Check – 7.28.14)

“Choice Vigil: Group responds to anti-abortion protestors at Duncan Plaza rally” (Nola Defender – 7.24.14)

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims

With the hope of abolishing nuclear weapons and bringing awareness to the issue of climate change, the social justice committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, N.Y., will hold a special commemoration for the victims of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in conjunction with the Great Neck chapter of a pacifist nonprofit organization. (The Island Now7.25.14)

More news from UU congregations

After the Unitarian Universalist Association voted to divest from fossil fuels earlier in June, First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee joined the growing movement to divest ownership of fossil-fuel stock, along with many other faith groups, colleges, universities, and businesses. (Wisconsin Gazette - 7.24.14)

A meditation group was cancelled earlier this week at First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, Tex., after thieves stole copper wiring from the building. Local police report a string of similar break-ins in the area. (mysanantonio.com - 7.28.14)

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