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UCC applauds president’s executive immigration order as starting point

14 hours 3 min ago
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.

Justice revival launches new interfaith climate care response team

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:00am
Looking ahead at the destructive impact that coal, gas and oil shipments to the Northwest would create on the environment, a group of faith leaders in the state of Washington organized a new emergency response unit on Saturday, and commissioned it by staging a ‘what if’ demonstration as its first public witness around climate care

Marking history for the UCC and women in ministry

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 1:00am
In the tiny town of Oberlin, Ohio, a few hundred feet from the entrance to First Church of Oberlin United Church of Christ, there now stands a historic plaque commemorating the life and work of the Rev. Antoinette Brown—the first woman ordained as a Christian minister since the times of the New Testament.

GMP Search Committee prepares first face-to-face gathering as application deadline approaches

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:00am
Prospective candidates interested in serving as the next General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ have 24 days remaining to submit their profile to the UCC GMP Search Committee. Dec. 1 is the application deadline in this fast-track search effort.

Appeals court upholds same-sex marriage bans, setting stage for Supreme Court

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:00am
The question of marriage equality in the United States is almost surely to be decided by the U.S Supreme Court, now that a federal appeals court in Ohio has upheld same-sex marriage bans in four states.

Commentary: A Taste of Justice

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:00am
If you’ve never eaten a sweet scuppernong grape, you have missed an unforgettable treat.

UCC revival bringing wood to fires of justice in Northwest U.S.

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:00am
To reignite the fires of justice and fan the flames outward in the wider church, United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries is partnering with the Central Pacific and Pacific Northwest conferences of the UCC in a “justice revival” on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Prayers, relief sought for Nigerian church after Boko Haram attack

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 1:00am
The largest Christian denomination in northeast Nigeria, an ecumenical partner of the United Church of Christ, has been attacked by the militant group, Boko Haram, with the assailants once again invoking religion as justification for murder.

Our Faith, Our Vote grants work to educate voters

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:00am
Eden UCC is one of four UCC churches using Our Faith, Our Vote grants to help reconnect the masses to the electoral process and show them the power of their voice through their vote.