Monday, June 5, 2006
This week at uuworld.org: Heroes' dilemma.
Next Tuesday, two founders of the Unitarian Service Committee will be posthumously inducted into Israel's Yad Vashem memorial honoring people who risked their lives to save Jews from the Holocaust. Michelle Bates Deakin writes an in-depth profile of Martha Sharp and the Rev. Waitstill Sharp — highlighting the sacrifices they and their family made. It's a complex portrait that raises the question, how much would you give up to help people in need? (You'll find links to Michelle's earlier coverage of this story in the article's sidebar, just under the Sharps' picture.)
Also this week, Keith Kron reviews the Newbery award winner, Criss Cross, written by Unitarian Universalist Lynne Rae Perkins.
And in the news, Don Skinner reports that the 500th Unitarian Universalist congregation has completed the denomination's Welcoming Program — which means that almost half of UUA congregations are now formally and self-consciously welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. (Copyediting factoid of the day: Did you know that the UUA is one of the few organizations that uses "BGLT" rather than "LGBT" or "GLBT" to refer to them?) Don also reports that First UU Church in New Orleans can now house volunteer crews that sign up through the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge's Hurricane Relief and Social Justice Project. And Sonja Cohen keeps the news blog humming with links to Unitarian Universalists in the media.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 5 June 2006 at 7:42 AM