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United Church of Christ leaders and a dozen local church members are spending a day in the tomato fields of Florida with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), to get first-hand experience on their working and living conditions.
The White House, looking to expand a food program to make sure low-income children don't go hungry during the summer, is looking to partners in the faith community for assistance. One of the United Church of Christ's national officers has been invited to a forum next week in Washington, D.C. to discuss ways to strengthen and extend the White House's Summer Food Service Program, to bring nutritious meals to more growing children in 2015.
While more than 100 million Americans watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots battle in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, Feb. 1, congregations of the United Church of Christ will be participating in a different type of bowl. Through the Souper Bowl of Caring, churches throughout the country will collect funds, food and nonperishable items to donate to local organizations with a focus on those in need.
In a move that has "deeply disappointed" United Church of Christ environmental leaders, the United States Senate has passed legislation that would approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Winner of the Nobel Prize, inventor of the laser and devoted United Church of Christ member Charles Hard Townes died on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in California. His contributions are being celebrated by both the religious community and science community — a fitting way to remember a man whose strong faith helped open a discussion on the similarities between religion and technology.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, by all means, is deserving of a national holiday, but his prophetic message is worth even more: troubled waters, convicted listeners, and changed systems, as well as hearts.
What started as a chapel for United Church of Christ visitors and national office staff has flourished into a local worship and mission community in the heart of downtown Cleveland.
A Maine UCC member, and leader in Maine's fossil fuel divestment movement, expresses pride in the denomination for leading the way on fossil fuel divestment, and credits United Church Funds for offering a fossil-free investment option.
The President of the United States paid a visit to Plymouth Congregational Church United Church of Christ during a trip to Kansas last week, marking a "momentous" event for the Lawrence-based church.
A Saturday night dance party with a big band, two significant retirement celebrations, a third keynote speaker, and the election of the denomination's next general minister and president—these are a few major pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that will become the agenda for the United Church of Christ 2015 General Synod.
United Church of Christ congregations and conferences, responding to backlash over posted Black Lives Matter banners, are using the hostile acts as inspiration for positive action in a search for common ground
A quartet of United Church of Christ ministers are among the top 15 faith leaders to keep an eye on in 2015 for their leadership and ministry in creating a more equitable nation and living on the edge in their ministry. Near the top of the list are UCC pastors the Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (No. 3), the Rev. Amy Butler (No. 5), and Ferguson, Mo., ministers the Rev. Traci Blackmon and the Rev. Starsky Wilson (No. 6), for their work for LGBT equality, ushering community dialogue and calling attention for racial justice.
One of the world's most well-known biblical scholars and authors on Jesus Christ has died. Leaders of the United Church of Christ recognized the contributions of Marcus Borg, one of the first voices for progressive Christianity, and whose work brought renewed energy to the study of the Gospel.
To set the stage for greater visibility within the United Church of Christ, a group of 70 Faithful and Welcoming Churches are planning a presence at the upcoming General Synod this summer by working with the church’s national setting.
In this issue of Witness for Justice, the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo discusses how the "land of the free and the home of the brave" isn't exactly that for everyone here. People in this country and around the world are held against their will and coerced into many forms of violence and bondage, ranging from forced prostitution to domestic servitude.
United Church of Christ advocates speak out against anti-abortion law up for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, calling it an "unjust barrier to safe medical care".
Calls to address the nation’s immigration system. Acknowledging the real threat of climate change. Finally closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
Those are a few of the points from the State of the Union Address for which Sandy Sorensen applauded President Barack Obama. Sorensen, director of the United Church of Christ’s office in Washington, D.C., found hope in the remarks from Obama’s sixth formal address to Congress, delivered to the nation on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The United Church of Christ General Minister and President Search Committee is confident it is on the right path, and will identify the next potential leader of denomination by next month.
The spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive across the life of the United Church of Christ this weekend. Congregations celebrated the vision and the legacy of the famed Civil Rights leader through song, sermon and conversation. Some of those celebrations were reminders of King's work for equality and justice that still lives on today through the witness of the people of the UCC, seeking to complete his historic work, building a "beloved community."
The United States Supreme Court will decide the issue of the legality of same-sex marriage once and for all. The court announced late Friday, Jan. 16, that it will take up marriage equality cases from four states sometime in April.