In 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed a law legalizing medically assisted suicide. Several other states debated similar measures.
The Rev. Rosemary Lloyd is the adviser to faith communities for The Conversation Project, an organization that promotes and facilitates conversations on end-of-life care. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and longtime hospice volunteer.
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Kathleen A. Green is the executive director of the Yale Humanist Community. Yale Humanists worked with the city of New Haven to add a humanist monument to the group of religious symbols displayed downtown each December.
President Donald Trump has undone or renegotiated many of his predecessor’s environmentally friendly policies, removing climate change research from government websites and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Religiously inspired environmental activists have emerged as some of his loudest critics.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Mo., is new to the sanctuary movement. Its pastor, the Rev. Molly Housh Gordon, called the decision to join “a process of discernment.”
First Unitarian Society of Denver is housing an undocumented immigrant in its basement. It maintains a page of information about the new sanctuary movement on its website. The Rev. Mike Morran is senior minister.
All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, D.C., is in a neighborhood with many Central American immigrants. Two weeks after President Trump’s inauguration, it joined the new sanctuary movement and helped organize other local congregations as well. Contact the Rev. Robert Hardies.
Bret Lortie serves as senior minister for the Unitarian Church of Evanston, Ill. He has called for placing a Black Lives Matter banner at the church where he preaches.