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United Church of Christ leaders applauded a recent executive order as another step forward in the recognition of LGBT rights.
It's time to turn up the burners and get the waters boiling with more education, more advocacy, more outreach, more funding – more of all that it takes to end the HIV epidemic by 2030.
Two experiential and reflective worship education events in Minnesota and Colorado, will be the inaugural events for the UCC's Stillspeaking Worship Institute, aiming to bring together pastors, worship leaders and lay leaders to network and create around outreach to special needs families and outreach to the arts and music.
AIDS researchers aboard downed Malaysian jet, promoting prayers at world summit
The Rev. Stephen Boyd will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, July 22, to speak to government leaders about the importance of diversity in military chaplaincy.
Bethany Children’s Home, a UCC ministry serving children and families in need in Womelsdorf, Penn., northwest of Philadelphia, is one of the places young refugees have found safe harbor.
As part of an Interfaith Weekend of Compassion and Prayer for Unaccompanied Children, the United Church of Christ is urging members and congregations to take a moment during church services this Sunday, July 20, to pray for and stand in silent witness with thousands of young refugees fleeing violence and conflict in Central America and the groups throughout the country working to help them.
The Federal Communications Commission is inundated with comments over its proposed rules on how information and data should flow across the internet. Cheryl Leanza, a policy advisor for the Office of Communications, Inc., is thrilled with the response.
The United Church of Christ’s quest for religious freedom is striking struck a chord with social media users on Facebook.
Such actions of compassion by grieving Israeli and Palestinian parents and expressions of hope and courage by Gazan youth remind us that peace is possible when cycles of retribution end, common humanity acknowledged, and anger is turned toward non-violent expressions.
When 16 women and children seeking refuge in the United States were dropped off by U.S. Border Patrol in the parking lot of a local Walmart, the pastor of Yuma United Church of Christ and six members of her small congregation were among a group of volunteers who provided them much-needed assistance well into the night.
A theologian, thinker and thought-provoker in the wider church is being remembered this week by his friends and former colleagues in the United Church of Christ. Willis Elliott, a distinguished UCC theologian, died on July 5.
It’s fair to say that reaching out to assist others in the community is part of Naples United Church of Christ’s DNA. When the United Church of Christ announced a national literacy initiative, Naples UCC was one of the first churches to jump on board, recognizing literacy as a way to continue lifting up its neighbors, by helping in any way congregants can.
The faith community may soon follow the lead of the United Church of Christ when it comes to shareholder activism and fossil fuel company divestment to lessen the impact of climate change.
While there are only a handful of United Church of Christ congregations in Utah, the dozen churches are leading the charge in their communities, advocating for LGBT rights in the state.
After representing the United Church of Christ at a recent world-wide ecumenical gathering, UCC leaders hope to get the wider church to join them on a pilgrimage of justice and peace.
Can we break ourselves of the fossil fuel habit? The transition will not be easy, but it needs to happen quickly.
In the United Church of Christ's work for peace in Palestine-Israel, several conferences have laid the groundwork by calling for divestment through a series of resolutions. And there is momentum brewing to carry the issue forward at the next General Synod in 2015.
The men and women who are passionate about disabilities ministry have a chance to put their faith into action by serving on the United Church of Christ Disabilities Ministries Board of Directors. The board’s Nominating Committee is now seeking to appoint up to five new members to the board for a six-year term.