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Women's Week 2014 - Transfiguring Spiritual Practice: Seeking the Radiance of God through Social MediaMarch 2, 2014
The United Church of Christ will celebrate Women's Week this year during the first week of March, March 2-8, 2014. Women's Week will explore a new world of prayer possibilities, using social media to connect us with one another and with the Divine. Wisdom is shared from generation to generation—elders and youth learning to pray together using this new medium, with youth leading the way with wisdom and experience on line. Start organizing opportunities to get women and girls together at home, in congregations, in social settings to teach and learn and pray. Ecumenical Lenten Carbon FastMarch 5, 2014
2014 will be the fourth year we have provided a day-by-day opportunity to fast from carbon as a Lenten discipline. Initiated by the UCC and endorsed by other denominations and faith groups, people of every Christian perspective – and people who are not Christians – have benefited from this opportunity to become more conscious and conscientious in their daily lives. Support Farm Workers as they travel through N.C.March 6, 2014
Farm workers based in Immokalee, FL, united in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, continue to seek dignity and fair treatment. The CIW and their allies are holding three rallies in North Carolina during their 10-day tour through the southeastern U.S.: the Triangle area on March 6 and Charlotte and Asheville on March 7. This movement for justice has made astonishing gains but, unfortunately, there is still much to be done. Support the CIW as they travel through N.C. Support Farm Workers as they Rally in Columbus, OHMarch 8, 2014
Farm workers based in Immokalee, FL, united in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, continue to seek dignity and fair treatment. The CIW will travel from Florida through the southeastern U.S. to their destination: Wendy’s headquarters in Columbus where they will hold two rallies on March 8 and 9. This movement for justice has made astonishing gains but, unfortunately, there is still much to be done. Support the CIW as they rally in Columbus, OH. Gun Violence Prevention SabbathMarch 13, 2014
Congregations across the nation are joining the Washington National Cathedral and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and to continue the discussion on how communities of faith can work together to help reduce gun violence. Learn more about how your congregation can get involved in the Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath. 2014 Ecumenical Advocacy DaysMarch 21, 2014
Come to the 12th annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days and join UCC advocates and hundreds of other Christians in “Resisting Violence, Building Peace.” Guided by the image of Jesus weeping over a capital city that turned from the true way of peace (Luke 19:41-42), we will expose the violence that pervades our culture and world: Environmental Justice Training - Silver Springs, FloridaMarch 25, 2014
How can people of faith work for environmental justice for all? How can we create Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community--one that is sustainable, healthy, and inclusive? This “train the trainer” workshop will explore these questions with the goal of empowering conversation and actions around environmental justice that will continue far beyond the initial workshop. In addition to discussing issues and viewing the film Renewal, participants will take a field trip to learn more in-depth about environmental justice issues specific to their setting. Open to adults from college through retirement.