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The foundation of a former First Family will recognize the Florida-based human rights organization, and one of the biggest tomato producers in the United States, for its groundbreaking justice work.
Today marks the anniversary of Margaret Smith’s historic election in 1948 as Maine’s first woman U.S. Senator, a position she would keep until 1973, making her the longest-serving Republican woman in the Senate.
The Office of Communication, Inc. (OC, Inc.) spearheaded the latest action on behalf of faith-based groups in asking the Federal Communications Commission to adopt the strongest possible rules that would prohibit any pay-for-priority access online.
The final pieces of preparation are coming together for thousands of United Church of Christ advocates descending upon Manhattan this week to join tens of thousands in the largest climate march in history.
The ministers of A Church Alive United Church of Christ in North Hollywood, Calif., came up with a plan to install solar panels at the facility to cut down on utility costs, freeing up funds to feed and provide medication to patients.
The United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries is moving quickly to help the people of India, where rising waters and a monsoon have killed almost 500 this week and are threatening about 1.5 million people.
The Rev. Geoffrey Black, the UCC's general minister and president, will stand with partners from the Unitarian Universalist Association this weekend to keep the immigration issue in front of churches and the public.
UCC members will be among nearly 200 people taking the People's Climate Train from Emeryville, Calif., to New York City for the People's Climate March on Sept. 21.
Each year as the anniversary of September 11 rolls around, we are reminded of the human potential for evil.
As President Barack Obama prepares to outline his plan for dealing with an extremist group in the Middle East, leaders and area executives of the United Church of Christ renewed their call to government leaders not to pursue military action in Syria and Iraq.
In an effort to more deeply affirm its solidarity with the country's immigrants and prevent the separation of immigrant families, Chadash Community UCC is one of five Colorado faith communities forming the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition.
A search committee of 18 members, confirmed by the board, is now in place, ready to tap the next executive to lead the UCC into the future.
Waltrina Middleton is all about young people -- shining the light on the gifts of youth and the blessings they bring to the wider church. This month, the light is shining on the UCC Youth Minister, recognized by Rejuvenate magazine in the August/September issue for the work she is doing in youth ministry.
Imagine living in fear of assault, persecution or rape for being gay -- or worse yet, being murdered for loving someone of the same gender. The people in the LGBT community in Honduras live with this grim reality.
When the General Synod of the United Church of Christ gathers next summer in Cleveland, delegates and visitors will celebrate the “Unexpected Places” they find God. To help illuminate those unexpected places, a quartet of pastors and theologians from the UCC and partners will unveil, in their own words, where the StillSpeaking God is found each day.
PATHWAYS Theological Education program appeals to nontraditional students seeking careers in ministry
The mission of PATHWAYS is to bring together the best of traditional theological education and the contemporary experiences of the church toward new ministry models by offering affordable, accessible and high-quality theological education to lay and authorized leaders.
Cleveland is once again becoming a very special place. Not only is it home to the UCC national offices, it is also the site of the upcoming Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ. Yes! The General Synod of the UCC will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-30, 2015, and you are invited! Together we will build beloved community around the theme, "Unexpected Places" -- finding God in "Unexpected Places."
The Seventh Circuit Court unanimously ruled on Thursday, Sept. 4, that the two states wrongly discriminate against LGBT people by restricting their right to marry.
If the line at your local fast-food restaurant is a little slow today, it’s because employees in more than 100 cities across the country are serving up protests on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Congregations across the United Church of Christ are gearing up for the all-church literacy initiative, which begins next week, and runs through General Synod 2015. The denomination is kicking off the project with ‘One Read’ on Sept. 8, 2014, National Literacy Day, as a commitment to helping adults and children overcome illiteracy and make the most of life’s opportunities.