First Elected Female President of the UUA Speaks at “Courage To Love” Event
The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray Shares the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Message of Love as Resistance
Knoxville, TN– As women around the country prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and the emergence of “The Resistance”, The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), heads to Tennessee to encourage love as an act of resistance. Frederick-Gray will lead “Courage to Love,” a Knoxville worship event at 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 21, at the Rothchild Event Center in Knoxville. Four Unitarian Universalist congregations will celebrate togetherness and hope during what many consider a time of political polarization and despair.
Frederick-Gray is the first woman elected to her position as president of the UUA. In her years of ministry and advocacy, she has chosen to lead by listening to her conscience, siding with those on the margins and siding with love. As many faith leaders and religious denominations make headlines for hateful rhetoric, both Frederick-Gray and the UUA are determined to show the world another way.
“Courage to Love” will also commemorate the 10th anniversary of the fatal shooting at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville where a gunman killed two people and wounded seven during a children’s play. The UUA’s “Side with Love” campaign was created as a direct response to that shooting as a commitment to pursue love instead of hate and violence.
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Marchaé Grair, Director of Public Relations and Outreach
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Maureen Hoyt, Event Representative
The UUA is a religious association of congregations established in 1961 via the consolidation of the Universalist Church of America (organized in 1793) and the American Unitarian Association (organized in 1825). With the membership of more than 1,000 independently governed congregations in the United States, Canada, and overseas, the UUA helps UU congregations thrive and promotes the values of Unitarian Universalism.