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Commentary: Light a Candle for Justice

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:00am
How do we deal with environmental despair? In Advent, we light candles of Hope, Love, Peace, and Joy. We light them in the darkest time of year, when such light is most needed.

‘Sale of Manhattan’ opera marks milestone in Collegiate Church, Lenape Nation

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:00am
The Collegiate Church of New York and the Lenape Nation took another step on a path of healing and reconciliation they set out on five years ago. This time they used music – a concert opera, “The Sale of Manhattan” – to tell the story of that historic purchase through the eyes of Native Americans.

Seattle church Turkey Drive brings Thanksgiving to others

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:00am
When members talk about a turkey trot at Fauntleroy Church UCC in West Seattle, Wash., they aren’t talking about a run through the community on Thanksgiving morning. Instead, they are referring to the church drive that provides frozen turkeys to the community food bank, with congregants and community members trotting frozen turkeys to Sunday service the week before the holiday.

UCC joins calls for peaceful protests after non-indictment of Ferguson officer

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 1:00am
Now, more than ever, peace in Ferguson will be put to the test.

After Ferguson decision, Geoffrey Black calls for courage in the struggle for justice and peace

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:00am
United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black has released this statement in response to the decision of the grand jury.

UCC remembers Rev. William Land and his commitment to justice

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:00am
The United Church of Christ is celebrating the life and legacy left by the Rev. William Land, who was known for his undeniable presence, his outreach and solidarity with the marginalized, and his commitment to justice.

Ohio UCC congregation celebrates first Thanksgiving

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:00am
The women went in first to a cold, dark and bare sanctuary, the pastor called out sinners, the men argued with the minister during the sermon, and everybody drank beer at the feast afterward because they couldn’t trust the water.

UCC GMP committee prepped for next stage of search

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00am
The men and women charged with seeking out the next leader for the United Church of Christ concluded the first face-to-face gathering on Friday, Nov. 21, ready to dig into the work ahead in the coming months.

UCC applauds president’s executive immigration order as starting point

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:00am
No more broken families. Leaders of the United Church of Christ are deeply heartened today after President Barack Obama announced an executive action to shield up to 5 million immigrants living in the United Stated from deportation.

Keystone Pipeline decision likely on hold until 2015

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:00am
The Keystone XL Pipeline is a no-go—at least for now.

UCC's Starsky Wilson to co-chair Ferguson Commission

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:00am
UCC pastor the Rev. Starsky Wilson has been named co-chair of the Ferguson Commission by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon. The group is reviewing the underlying social and economic issues raised by events in Ferguson, and will issue a report with policy recommendations no later than Sept. 15, 2015.

UCC voices part of faith community call for peace in Ferguson

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:00am
Five executives of the United Church of Christ, along with area pastors and a seminary president, are calling for peace in Ferguson, Mo.—a peace based on justice in the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager.

Promote peace - say 'Hello'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:00am
Do your part to create peace. Participate in World Hello Day.

Shadow Rock UCC offers sanctuary to Guatemalan immigrant

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 1:00am
A routine traffic stop changed the life of Misael Perez (Eleazar Misael Perez Cabrera). A native of Guatemala who built a life for himself as a roofer in the Phoenix area, Perez--facing deportation after police pulled him over--has now been taken into sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ.

How donations to Philippine typhoon recovery are helping families into homes

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:00am
Halfway around the world, a half-million dollars from the United Church of Christ has helped to feed, clothe and shelter the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in the year since the storm struck.

Former conference minister Jim Smucker remembered for commitment to justice

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:00am
A mentor, friend and colleague to many throughout the United Church of Christ, the Rev. Jim Smucker is remembered by friends from across the church as a champion for justice and peace.

UCC pastors celebrating marriage equality in Kansas

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:00am
Call Kansas number 33. Same-sex marriages are not banned in Kansas anymore, and United Church of Christ ministers were quick to kick off the statewide celebration this morning.

Commentary: Post-Election Accountability

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:00am
Political leaders once again promised to come together, as they always have in the In the aftermath of an election. But it's communities of faith that come together with secular organizations to support basic human needs.

An eyewitness account of the conflict in Syria

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:00am
As forces from the United States and its allies were carrying out the latest round of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, Mary Mikhael was cautioning against external military influence in those countries, where ISIS has claimed control over large portions of land and as many as 250,000 people have been killed.

A hot cup of Holy Joe’s to soothe the soul on Veterans Day

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:00am
Since 2006, Holy Joe’s Café has brought fellowship, companionship and pastoral care—one cup of coffee at a time—to the men and women of the United States military through their chaplains.