Check out the many justice events happening in the national offices, in conferences and local communities. If you have an event you'd like to share please send it here.
African American Women in Ministry Conference 2014 October 9, 2014
This African American Women in Ministry’s conference is designed for women in all phases of ministry - ordained, commissioned, in discernment, and licensed in varied ministry settings within the UCC and in other denominations. You are all welcome! Churches Week of Action on FoodOctober 12, 2014
October 12-19 is The Churches Week of Action on Food, spanning the two Sundays on either side of World Food Day. The Churches Week of Action on Food is an opportunity for Christians all over the world to act and speak out together on food justice issues. It is a time to raise awareness about food production and distribution systems, examine our own food consumption, and call for policy changes that will ensure the right to food for everyone. Our faith calls us to feed the hungry and care for Creation – this we can do as individuals, as churches, and as global citizens. Climate Stewardship Summit IIOctober 12, 2014
Join the UCC Connecticut Conference at the second Climate Stewardship Summit. The summit’s mission is to create awareness across the entire New England and surrounding East Coast region about the interfaith religious communities’ common spiritual beliefs and moral responsibility to respond to climate change and empower them to communicate effectively and act decisively at the local, regional and national level. Jubilee SundayOctober 12, 2014
The UCC is a founding member of the Jubilee USA Network. Each year, Jubilee and its worldwide partners mark a day to pray, worship and act in one global voice to further the participation of the most vulnerable in the international financial system. Celebrate Jubilee Sunday with a service or prayer on Sunday October 12th and find more information and liturgical resources. World Food DayOctober 16, 2014
We are all tied to a global food system. In a world facing the challenges of a growing population, skewed resource distribution and an erratic climate, one of the best ways to combat global food insecurity is to invest in small producers – especially women farmers – and remove the barriers that limit their productivity and ability to market their produce.
Creating this awareness is what a World Food Day dinner is all about. Use the resources from our partners at OxFam to host a fun, educational and engaging conversation about food justice. National Food DayOctober 24, 2014
It's time to eat real! Join this nationwide campaign for delicious, healthy, and affordable food produced in a sustainable way. Thousands of events will be taking place around the country, designed to inspire Americans to eat healthy foods and repair our broken food system. This message is especially relevant for UCC congregations in light of the General Synod 28 Resolution for Mindful and Faithful Eating. In it, General Synod notes that "Our dietary choices can have profound implications for the environment, human well-being, and animal welfare." It goes on to call on all Christians to "explore and discuss how food choices can accord with Christian values and beliefs." Faith Perspective on Pentagon SpendingOctober 29, 2014
Our country’s excessive Pentagon spending both starves other vital programs and contributes to the militarization of our foreign and domestic policy. Join the Faith Community on October 29 for a webinar about U.S. Pentagon Spending. Listen to experts from several national faith advocacy organizations speak about just how big the US Pentagon budget is and what we can do to create more balanced federal spending priorities. Register to participate. Stoking the Fires of Justice: A Revival for Social ChangeNovember 8, 2014
Justice & Witness Ministries with the Central Pacific & Pacific Northwest UCC Conferences invite you to a time of inspiring worship, preaching, and training to fan the flames of justice in the Northwest. We seek hearts aglow with the fire of the Holy Spirit. We come together to pray and proclaim, to sing and rejoice, to receive an abundance of grace in our lives, our ministries and our churches. Like the disciples after Pentecost, we gather to be re-inspired to be Christ’s Church in the world. Join us! Speak Out SundayNovember 23, 2014
We’re calling all congregations to dedicate November 23rd as Speak Out Sunday – a day for dialogue, teaching, prayer and action around sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and its prevention. This date coincides with the United Nations “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” and the Center for Women’s Global Leadership’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Speak Out Sunday is the faith community’s way of uniting with and amplifying these global efforts. The National Gun Violence Prevention SabbathDecember 11, 2014
The National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath weekend has been a cornerstone in the national conversation about gun violence and, specifically, what people of faith can do in their own communities to prevent it. This year, we're hoping to strengthen our reach while also bolstering the efforts of a key partner, Newtown Action.
The National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath weekend has traditionally been observed in March, but is being rescheduled to complement Newtown Action's National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims, December 11-14. Pledge your congregation’s participation now.