North Carolina is Our Selma: Mass March for Voting Rights

On July 13, thousands of people including hundreds of Unitarian Universalists wearing Standing on the Side of Love t-shirts marched in Winston-Salem, NC, in support of overturning a vicious voter suppression law that was being argued just down the street inside a federal courthouse in the case N.C. NAACP v. McCrory. Participants carried signs that read, “Protect Our Vote,” “North Carolina is Our Selma” and “Black Votes Matters.”  Read More

Week of Righteous Resistance Begins

Lena Gardner issues a call to action for the Week of Righteous Resistance (July 12-18) taking place across the country and talks about her own experience as a leader of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis on the Standing on the Side of Love blog. She writes, “Sacred love is the force beneath justice, when you love all Black people as deeply as your own family, then you will find the courage to help end the killings, the imprisonment, the widespread injustice.” Read More

Celebrating Marriage Equality

In celebration of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality, Unitarian Universalist (UU) ministers and congregations offered free weddings for same-sex couples nationwide on July 11 and 12, in an event called #JustMarriage. Read More

CELEBRATING SCOTUS RULING WITH #JUSTMARRIAGE

The U.S. Supreme Court issued their 5 to 4 ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, establishing federal recognition of same-sex marriage. With this decision, marriage equality for same-sex couples has become the law of the land nationwide. In celebration of this historic victory for equal rights, UU ministers and congregations will offer free weddings for same-sex couples nationwide on July 11 and 12, in an event called #justmarriage. Read More

African American Church Burnings: A Statement from the UUA President

“Where we choose to worship is sacred space. To violate that space is unconscionable. In less than two weeks, we have witnessed that violation again and again. First, with the horrific massacre during Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, SC, and now, with suspected arson at a number of African American churches in southern states.” Read More