CER Congregations in the News this Week
Normally we share news stories about our CER congregations via social media, but this week there are so many, it seemed best to share them all here. Shout out to Rachel Walden, UUA Communications Specialist who curates the list for us.
The news this weeks ranges from health care to immigration to multifaith work to acts of vandalism.
Fourth Universalist Society experiences an act of vandalism this week when someone scratched swastikas into their wooden front doors. A number of news outlets covered the event.
- “Swastikas appear on Manhattan church as NYC-area police investigate plague of anti-Semitic vandalism,” Daily News
- “SWASTIKAS CARVED INTO DOORS OF PROGRESSIVE UWS CHURCH,” West Side Blog
- “Swastikas Carved Into Progressive Upper West Side Church's Doors,” DNAInfo.com
- “Swastikas Scratched Into Doors Of Upper West Side Church,” CBS New York
- “Upper West Side Church Vandalized With Swastikas,” Forward
- “UWS Universalist Church Vandalized With Swastikas,” Gothamist.com
Meanwhile, the UU Fellowship of Huntington, NY hosted a rally protesting the repeal of the Affordable Care act.
- “Hundreds rally for health care protection in Huntington,” News 12
- “Hundreds rally in Huntington to support Affordable Care Act,” Newsday
In the DC area, faith leaders protested an ICE raid near a church and consider becoming sanctuary churches.
- “Alexandria ICE raid near church raises questions,” WTOP.com
- “Houses of Worship Are Re-Creating a Decades-Old Support System to Protect Immigrants,” Washington City Paper
The minister of the UUs of Southern Delaware wrote an editorial supporting rights for transgender individuals.
- “Letters to the editor: Compassion for transgender people,” Delaware Online
The UU Congregation of Binghamton is hosting a protest against the reversal of the transgender bathroom rule by the Trump administration.
First UU Church of Columbus is teaming up with the Columbus Muslim community to host a Hijab day to help dispel misconceptions.