Reflections on a Seven Day Fast in Solidarity with Salvador Zamora and Martin Altamirano

Unitarian Universalist minister, Rev. Jeff Jones, reflects on his decision to join two Cobb County, Georgia men, Salvador Zamora and Martin Altamirano, in protesting their state’s implementation of anti-immigrant legislation by fasting for seven days. Rev. Jones sees immigration becoming the moral question of the day and finds hope and strength in recent successes in the GLBT rights movement to continue fighting for meaningful immigration reform.  Read More

Georgia Minister's Hunger Strike Protests Immigration Law

Rev. Jeff Jones joined two Georgia men, Salvador Zamora and Martin Altamirano, in protesting their state’s anti-immigrant legislation by fasting for seven days. “I want to stand in affirmation with them and the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” said Jones, minister of the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Marietta. “We’re living the struggle of the civil rights movement. We have to keep lifting up what we value.” Read More

Letter From Selma

In its July 17 edition, the Boston Globe Magazine delves into the 1965 murder of James Reeb, a white Unitarian Universalist minister from Boston, which helped usher in the Voting Rights Act but left lasting scars on the city of Selma, AL. When the FBI… Read More

Love Marches in Georgia Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation

On July 1, Georgia’s new state immigration law went into effect, following a federal court judge’s decision to enjoin a couple of the provisions, but allowing for most of them, similar to the law passed in Arizona last year. In response, Unitarian Universalists took part in a protest march and rally beginning at the state capitol on Saturday, July 2. Many wore yellow Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts, and the crowd was estimated at 10,000 to 15,000 people. Read More

General Assembly 2011 Event Coverage

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly 2011 is happening now through Sunday, June 26, in Charlotte, NC. Live video of business plenaries and major events will be available on UUA.orgs General Assembly 2011 page and on a dedicated channel at Livestream, at http://www.livestream.com/uuaga.  Read More