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With the work of the faith community, eradicating AIDS within sight

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:00am
The Rev. Mike Schuenemeyer, representing the United Church of Christ at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia was among many at the gathering who believe the faith community will help pave the way.

FCC chair headlines Parker Lecture commemorating 1964 petition for media accountability

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:00am
The United Church of Christ Office of Communications, Inc. is going all out to mark 50 years of media accountability, celebrating the Rev. Everett Parker's historic and groundbreaking petition to the Federal Communications Commission that lead to greater responsibility in public broadcasting.

UCC Samoan community works to bring General Synod resolution to life

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:00am
The Samoan community within the United Church of Christ is coming together in Los Angeles in a historic moment, gathering the leadership from five historical streams of United Samoan Ministries to work together in an effort to speak in a unified voice.

Commentary: It’s MY RIGHT to shoot you!

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:00am
As the world prepares to watch yet another trial of innocent life lost in Michigan, I pray that this time we will rally forth demanding justice for those innocently slain under "stand your ground" laws.

UCC rallies around young refugees and their providers in Pennsylvania

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:00am
United Church of Christ members are rallying in compassion and support of young refugee children, housed at Bethany Children’s Home in Pennsylvania, and their caregivers, with offers of prayers, financial assistance and personal time.

Score another win for LGBT rights with recent presidential order

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:00am
United Church of Christ leaders applauded a recent executive order as another step forward in the recognition of LGBT rights.

Commentary: Time to Turn Up the Burners – A Reflection from AIDS 2014

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:00am
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.

Reinterpreting worship and community through the Stillspeaking Worship Institute

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:00am
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 were aboard downed Malaysian jet, prompting prayers at world summit

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:00am
AIDS researchers aboard downed Malaysian jet, promoting prayers at world summit

Rev. Boyd goes to Washington to urge expanding scope of chaplaincy

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:00am
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.

UCC ministry protecting, providing for young refugees in Pennsylvania

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:00am
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.

UCC urges moment of prayer for young refugees and their advocates on Sunday, July 20

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:00am
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.

UCC, OC Inc. urges a final push for net neutrality

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:00am
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.

UCC Facebook post promoting religious freedom going viral

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:00am
The United Church of Christ’s quest for religious freedom is striking struck a chord with social media users on Facebook.

Commentary: Gaza Writes Back

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:00am
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.

Small Arizona congregation reaches out to women and children seeking refuge

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:00am
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.

Craigville Colloquy leader spurred creative theology, thinking in UCC

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:00am
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.

One Read participants plan to change lives through literacy work

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:00am
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.

Faith movement to divest from fossil fuels ramping up

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:00am
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.