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Solar Parking Lot Lighting Project

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff recently installed four self-contained, solar-powered lighting systems in our west parking lot. On October 18, 2017, Marshall Hinsley of published a very complimentary article on the project. Thank you Marshall!

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Knitting as a form of protest!

Photo: WFAA

North Texas knitters, including our members, stitched uteruses for protest.

Check out this excerpt from a feature documentary being made by Brent Marley(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in support of Help Texas Women and women everywhere.

If you can't see the video, here is the direct link to YouTube:

View the coverage on The Huffington Post

and on CNN:
cnn video knitting story



"Marking 50 years of inclusiveness"

Oak Cliff Unitarian church has moved beyond tolerance and acceptance and has been doing equality for a long time, leaders say...

Inclusiveness has been a tenet of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff for all of its 50 years. [Former] Church members, from left, Kelley O’Conan, Kimberlyn Crowe, the Rev. Mark Walz, Michael Cipollo and the Rev. Marcia Shannon stood in front of a banner in the UUCOC sanctuary that reads “Marriage is a civil right.” (David Taffet/Dallas Voice)

David Taffet, Staff Writer for the, reports how at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, the LGBTQ community isn’t just accepted. LGBTQ members are an integral part of the church. You can visit their website to read the article.


Off the Grid: EV Charging at UUCOC

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[Former] Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff President Anita Mills and Minister Mark Walz stand
next to the car charging station that was installed in the church's parking lot.
(Photo by Rose Baca / neighborsgo)

"Best of Southwest" Section Cover story in the Dallas Morning News by Nanette Light, NeighborsGo Staff Reporter:"Off The Grid: Unitarian Universalist Church Of Oak Cliff Builds Foundation For Green Sanctuary Program"




Oak Cliff Music Space Provides Outlet For Teens

"Labyrinth Walk Coffee House:
Oak Cliff Music Space Provides Outlet For Teens"

Nature Sargent highlighted the "Juvy Jam" program sponsored by the LWCH in an article for the Dallas South News. You can read her report here.

Helping Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline

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"I want to be able to tell my children that I did something when the time came."
- R.C. Saldaña-Flores

R.C. Saldaña-Flores was joyously re-united with her daughter after she spent 48 hrs
in jail to stop Keystone XL.

Photo credit: Tar Sands Blockade

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R.C. helping block the machinery!

Photo credit: Tar Sands Blockade

For more on this effort, please visit their website:

The Tar Sands Blockade is a coalition made up of a wide-variety of people taking sustained non-violent direct action
to stop the expansion of Canadian tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline.


A Call for Unity on the Anniversary of Sept. 11th

Rev. Mark Walz (seated on left), [formerly] of UUCOC,
and Ministerial Intern Rev. Shams Cohen (at podium), [formerly] of
First Unitarian Church of Dallas

Calling for unity, religious leaders of many faiths gathered at the Majid Al Islam in downtown Dallas on the anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. The ministers, including Oak Cliff's Rev. Mark Walz, and First Unitarian Church of Dallas' Ministerial Intern Shams Cohen, met Saturday at Dallas’ oldest mosque by invitation of the Muslim Community Center and the Dallas Peace Center.

Diane Jennings of The Dallas Morning News quoted Rev. Walz in two articles on the event: “The Rev. Mark Walz of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff said he was there both as a pastor and as the father of a Marine. ‘No one who ascribes to terrorism has the right to claim a religious motivation,’ Walz said.” “Waltz said he is passionate about battling the tendency to ‘demonize each other as human beings.’”

Jonathan Betz reported for WFAA (Channel 8) and Arezow Doost covered the event for CBS (Channel 11) News.