Monday, November 20, 2006
This week at uuworld.org: Pilgrims' progress.
Perhaps you've heard that many of New England's old Puritan churches of gradually evolved into Unitarian churches. But did you know that the congregation founded by the Pilgrims in Scrooby, England, way back in 1606 and transported to Plymouth (via the Netherlands) in 1620 is also the ancestor of a Unitarian Universalist congregation? Just in time for Thanksgiving, Kimberly French writes that the Plymouth UUs are celebrating the 400th anniversary of their Pilgrim past.
In the news this week, Don Skinner reports on some of the races in which Unitarian Universalists ran for elected office. The number of UUs in Congress is down to two — Sen. Kent Conrad was reelected in North Dakota; Rep. Pete Stark was reelected in California — but UUs also won secretary of state races in California and Minnesota. Meanwhile, Sonja Cohen tracks other Unitarian Universalists in the media.
Finally, a technical note: Last week, users of the newly released Windows web browser Internet Explorer 7 reported that they couldn't see uuworld.org articles. Argh! Sure enough, IE7 rendered big blank spaces where the headlines and articles were supposed to be. Unfortunately, the only simple way we could find to fix the problem for IE7 creates an annoying but more minor problem in the rendering of the advertising column for Firefox and Safari users. Everyone should now be able to read the site, but my colleagues and I are looking for a more satisfying long-term solution.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 20 November 2006 at 7:31 AM