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.  

File  One Read: Hot Dogs & Hamburgers
September 1, 2014
Join us as we kick off our next UCC all-church initiative Reading Changes Lives. During the month of September we will participate in the inaugural church-wide "One Read" to provide us with a common ground for understanding the literacy crisis in the U.S. Our hope is that, through reading and discussion, we will come together, stimulate conversations, and facilitate learning within and beyond our congregations. It is simple to participate. Buy and read the book, download the free discussion guide, and encourage your congregation, friends and family to join in.
File Media Fast For Peace

September 15, 2014
Join the United Church of Christ’s media justice ministry and the movement against violence by pledging to use only violence-free media on Sept. 15-21. Help honor the International Prayers for Peace Day foster peace in our communities by supporting media that doesn't run on violent images and messages. Great activity for Just Peace churches. Resources include bulletin flyers, information about violence in media, activities for teens and youth.
File Health Ministries Association Annual Conference
September 15, 2014
Faith community nurses, chaplains, pastors, and health ministry leaders - plan to attend the Health Ministries Association Annual Conference - Transforming Lives in Faith Communities and Beyond- Monday, September 15- Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Hyattsville, MD. The conference opens with a 25th Anniversary Celebration on Monday evening. Barbara Baylor, UCC Policy Advocate for Health and Wholeness Issues, will present a keynote on Tuesday, September 16th entitled, “Strive Now for Health! Faith Communities Working to Attain Health Equity in the 21st Century.” The conference features a wide variety of diverse and unique workshops and poster presentations. There will be opportunity to join other UCC attendees at lunch on Tuesday, September 16. There is also an optional Twilight Bus Tour of DC on Tuesday evening, September 16th. Registration deadline is August 29, 2014.
File Our Whole Lives Facillitator Training
September 16, 2014
Calling All 7-9th Grade OWL Facilitators! Webinars are available regarding the changes to Our Whole Lives 7-9, to be released this fall. You are highly encouraged to attend on one of the following dates:
File Voter Registration Webinar – Make every voice heard!
September 19, 2014
Wondering how to make voter registration opportunities available to your community? Concerned about the guidelines for nonprofit religious organizations engaging in voter registration and education? This webinar is for you! Sign up to participate in the UCC Our Faith Our Vote webinar on voter registration, Friday, September 19 at 3 pm EST. In this pivotal midterm election year, with so many challenges ahead for our nation and the world, much is at stake in choosing our policy decision makers. You can help make sure that the voices of your community are heard.
File World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
September 21, 2014
September 21-27 is the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel. Congregations and individuals around the globe who share the hope of justice shall unite during the week to take peaceful actions, together, to create a common international public witness. Join people of faith worldwide in calling for a just peace under the 2014 theme "Let My People Go!" Sponsored by the WCC's Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum.
File People's Climate March
September 21, 2014
In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. With our future on the line, we will take a weekend and use it to bend the course of history.
File International Day of Prayers for Peace
September 21, 2014
Sunday, September 21 is the International Day of Prayer for Peace. The United Church of Christ is partnering with On Earth Peace to lift up 9/21 as a day of prayer and education for peace. The 2014 theme is "Visions and Dreams of Building Peace," inspired by Acts 2 and Joel 2.
File Freedom Sunday
September 21, 2014
On Freedom Sunday, September 21, 2014, the Black Church will partner with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) across the country to participate in services that will emphasize the importance of voter education, registration, and participation by Black Americans in the 2014 mid-term elections. Faith Leaders will again proclaim, explain and educate their members to claim their legacy of advocacy and activism in the election process.
File 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!
File Climate Stewardship Summit II
October 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.
File Stoking the Fires of Justice: A Revival for Social Change
November 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!

Ms. Jessie Palatucci
Online Communications Specialist
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