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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Updates on Knoxville church shooting.

See UU World's coverage of the Knoxville church shootings. The magazine's "Unitarian Universalists in the Media" blog is tracking news coverage of the shootings with daily roundups this week. Watch for a story about last night's interfaith vigil in Knoxville tomorrow.

UUA President William Sinkford, who traveled to Knoxville yesterday, has issued a second statement. The local district executive, Annette Marquis, has also written from Knoxville. The UUA has posted a guide to vigils at other UU churches throughout the country and, with the Thomas Jefferson District, launched a relief fund.

In the news, there's more about shooter Jim David Adkisson's purported motives and turbulent marriage to a former member of the Knoxville church a decade ago. The local media also profiles the victims and survivors and reports on last night's vigil, which attracted 1,000 people to an overflow service at the nearby Presbyterian church. A recording of the service is also available [mp3]. The Knoxville media are also introducing Unitarian Universalism to their audiences with stories about the religion itself: WBIR interviewed the Rev. Gordon Gibson, who is retired, but not a "former" minister, and who was in the church during the attack; the Knoxville News Sentinel interviews Sinkford.

Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 29 July 2008 at 4:13 PM

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