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First Universalist Church of Essex, MA, Sponsors Iraq War Veterans

The First Universalist (Unitarian Universalist) Church of Essex, Massachusetts, sponsored an information and fund-raising event entitled The Truth About the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on Sunday, March 2, at the church in Essex. One hundred and ten people participated in the event co-sponsored by the Veterans for Peace and the North Shore Coalition for Justice and Peace that included Unitarian Universalists (UUs) from congregations around the North Shore. More >


Mother's Day Witness Draws Crowds and Media

The Congregation of First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco gathered on the church's steps on Mother's Day morning to issue a 2007 Proclamation for Peace, rekindling the original spirit of the holiday started in 1870 by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe.

Moderator Linda Enger, Reverend Greg Stewart, and MC Dolores Priem were in the spotlight at the event which included Gold Star Mother Karen Meredith, Assemblyman Mark Leno, and peace activists Camilo Mejia, Pablo Paredes, Sean O'Neill, and Agustin Aguayo. More >