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Light for LimaDecember 7, 2014
Time is running out for our leaders to reach an agreement to save us from devastating climate change. This is why OurVoices is organizing #LightForLIMA - a global, multi-faith prayer vigil. On Sunday evening, December 7, around the world people from diverse faith and spiritual communities will gather for public vigils – lit by solar lamps! We want you to be involved. Join in person or online. 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. Addressing Emerging Issues With A Prophetic Voice Through Social MediaDecember 15, 2014
The media often calls clergy and lay leaders to respond to social issues, such as gun violence, racism and marriage equality. Too often the media only invites more conservative religious to share their views with the public. Join us on December 15th for a webinar, which will teach participants skills to use social media as a tool to promote progressive Christian messages in ways that are both ethical and effective – tools that will help capture attention from traditional media. Sponsored by Justice and Witness Ministries and presented by Rev. Chuck Currie, Director of the Center for Peace and Spiritual and University Chaplain at Pacific University, you do not want to miss this helpful training. Register now. Interfaith Conference on Drone WarfareJanuary 23, 2015
U.S. drone strikes continue in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria. On the weekend of January 23-25, people of faith from across the nation, many representing denominations, faith groups and religious organizations, will come to Princeton Theological Seminary to address the issue of drone warfare. Interfaith Power & Light Preach-In on Global WarmingFebruary 13, 2015
Interfaith Power & Light expects its 2015's Preach-In on Global Warming to be the biggest yet. The organization and its 40 state affiliates are aiming to sign up 3,000 faith communities to preach or hold educational events on Valentine's Day weekend. The Preach-In will reach over one million people of faith and focus on the message of climate justice and loving God’s Creation. Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 – Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration & Systems of ExploitationApril 17, 2015
Come to Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2015, for the 13th Annual National Gathering of Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice. Join more than 1,000 Christian advocates in building a movement to shake the foundations of systems of human exploitation (Acts 16:16-40), including a prison-industrial system that incarcerates millions of people in the U.S. and abroad. A world that incarcerates so many and allows some to profit from the exploitation of slave, trafficked and forced labor remains far from the “beloved community” which we are all called to seek.
UCC young adult Scholarships are available! UCC leaders Engaged in Criminal Justice AdvocacyApril 17, 2015
On Friday, April 17, 2015, UCC Justice and Witness Ministries will be hosting a pre-event before the 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days for UCC leaders interested in advocacy around criminal justice issues. The gathering will be held from 10am - 2pm at First Congregational UCC in downtown Washington DC. The gathering will be an opportunity to learn more about opportunities for faith-based criminal justice advocacy, share information and best practices, and engage in strategizing around future UCC advocacy efforts. Transportation is readily accessible via the DC Metro subway from the church to the Doubletree Hotel, site of the EAD conference. Stay tuned for further details.