United Church of Christ

General Synod News

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ became the latest church to call for divestment and boycott of companies that are complicit in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. 


Just over one hundred General Synod delegates and visitors marched the mile from the Convention Center to the Progressive Field headquarters of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, demanding that the owners cease using a race of people as a mascot.


A generation ago, "crowdfunding" in the church required an actual crowd, an assembly of people, passing a basket or gold plate among them.


But the election of the Rev. John C. Dorhauer as the United Church of Christ’s ninth general minister and president was not without voices of dissent.


Amid tears of joy, with family and friends close by, the Rev. Rod Mundy and his spouse, Darryl Haase, were married Monday, June 29, in the atrium of Cleveland's Global Center for Health Innovation during the United Church of Christ's 2015 General Synod.