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Monday, August 28, 2006

This week at uuworld.org: Hope in New Orleans.

Marta Valentín — the minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in New Orleans — tells a story of hope about her city as the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Check back at uuworld.org tomorrow for a special group of news stories marking the hurricane's anniversary. [Update: Don Skinner reports on anniversary commemorations and on a group of monthly volunteers called the Weekend Warriors.] Meanwhile, UUA.org has also been telling stories about some of the Gulf Coast groups that donors to the UUA-UUSC Gulf Coast Relief Fund have helped in the past year.

Also one year ago, Unitarians in the villages of Transylvania — where Unitarianism has existed since the 16th century — suffered extensive damages from flash floods. Another relief fund, sponsored by the UUA and the Partner Church Council, raised money to help with the cleanup. Jane Greer reports on major progress in rebuilding in the past twelve months.

And Sonja Cohen reports on Unitarian Universalists in the media at uuworld.org's news blog. Sonja clicks "publish" on Thursday afternoon, so she missed out on UU World itself popping up in the media on Friday: Utne featured the magazine's fall issue in its roundup of noteworthy August magazines. Cool!

Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 28 August 2006 at 7:23 AM

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