Witness for Justice Archive

Witness for Justice Archive

If you are looking for a Witness for Justice that was written before June, 2009, you can request them from jwmm@ucc.org.

Commentary: Broken Bootstraps
August 12, 2015
Commentary: Join the Struggle for Good Government
August 5, 2015
Commentary: A Congressional Agenda and Increased Attacks on Immigrants
July 30, 2015
Commentary: A Person of Distinction - Not Extinction
July 23, 2015
Commentary: Changing our Hearts to Change the World
July 16, 2015
Commentary: Reading Changes LIVES!
July 9, 2015
Commentary: The Interdependence of Independence
July 2, 2015
Commentary: Women's Bodies Are Not Battlefields
June 25, 2015
Commentary: The Movement of People: Human and Humane
June 18, 2015
Commentary: It’s Waking Up Time
June 14, 2015
Commentary: These Challenging Times
June 7, 2015
Commentary: The Call That Changed My Life
May 31, 2015
Commentary: Not Patiently Waiting
May 25, 2015
Commentary: Is God’s Justice Biased?
May 18, 2015
Commentary: Syria: Our Response to Crisis
May 11, 2015
Commentary: People of Faith Must Do More Than Pray
April 30, 2015
Commentary: "Like" Marriage Equality
April 23, 2015
Commentary: Breaking The Chains Of Injustice
April 16, 2015
Commentary: A Grave Called Garissa
April 9, 2015
Commentary: Following The Risen Christ In The 21st Century
April 2, 2015
Commentary: Race Chats: Walking Upon Sacred Ground
March 26, 2015
Commentary: Solidarity With Peoples Struggling Against Racism
March 19, 2015
Commentary: The Next Chapter in the Struggle for Racial Justice
March 12, 2015
Commentary: 'We who believe in freedom cannot rest'
March 5, 2015
Commentary: A Heart to Serve
February 26, 2015
Commentary: Greasing the Skids to Deeper Economic Distress via Fast Track
February 19, 2015
Commentary: Every month matters
February 12, 2015
Commentary: Better Together
February 5, 2015
Commentary: Everyone Loves a Domesticated Prophet
January 29, 2015
Commentary: National Freedom Day
January 22, 2015
Commentary: The True Cost of Drone Warfare
January 15, 2015
Commentary: New Understandings
January 8, 2015

Commentary: Entering the New Year with a Hopeful Spirit
December 25, 2014
Commentary: "Do Not Be Afraid"
December 18, 2014
Commentary: The Gift of God
December 11, 2014
Commentary: We Are All Affected
December 4, 2014
Commentary: Light a Candle for Justice
November 26, 2014
Commentary: First Give Thanks, Then Let’s Change The World
November 19, 2014
Commentary: Post-Election Accountability
November 13, 2014
Commentary: A Taste of Justice
November 6, 2014
Commentary: “Human” Rights
October 30, 2014
Commentary: Race Matters: The U.S. Narrative Continues
October 23, 2014
Commentary: Yom Kippur
October 9, 2014
Commentary: Never Give Up
October 2, 2014
Commentary: Holding the U.S. Accountable for Racial Discrimination
September 25, 2014
Commentary: Love Never Fails
September 18, 2014
Commentary: A Heart at Peace
September 11, 2014
Commentary: Hearing the Gentler Voices
September 4, 2014
Commentary: Many Questions, Few Good Answers
August 28, 2014
Commentary: Knowing Medicare Basics
August 21, 2014
Commentary: Antidote for Apathy
August 14, 2014
Commentary: Para La Familia – For the Family
August 7, 2014
Commentary: And How Are The Children?
July 31, 2014
Commentary: It’s MY RIGHT to shoot you!
July 24, 2014
Commentary: Gaza Writes Back
July 17, 2014
Commentary: Transitioning Away From Fossil Fuels
July 10, 2014
Commentary: Women’s Rights Once Again Denied
July 3, 2014
Commentary: In An Uneven World, What does Solidarity Mean?
June 26, 2014
Commentary: Modeling Reconciliation
June 19, 2014
Commentary: Witnessing Faith
June 12, 2014
Commentary: Maya Angelou - A Modern Day Prophet
June 5, 2014
Commentary: Caring for the Good Gift of Sexuality
May 29, 2014
Commentary: Our Warming Earth
May 22, 2014
Commentary: A Woman's Worth
May 15, 2014
Commentary: April Showers
May 8, 2014
Commentary: Taking Freedom of Religion Seriously
April 29, 2014
Commentary: Rising Inequality and Concentrated Wealth Threaten Democracy
April 24, 2014
Commentary: Affirming Life and Justice
April 17, 2014
Commentary: Children of Color in the United States
April 10, 2014
Commentary: Honoring an American Hero
April 3, 2014
Commentary: Upholding the Worth and Dignity of Every Child of God
March 27, 2014
Commentary: Why We Can't Give Up on Preventing Gun Violence
March 20, 2014
Commentary: An 'AH-HA' Moment
March 13, 2014
Commentary: Thank you, Mr. President
March 6, 2014
Commentary: March Forth for Justice
February 27, 2014
Commentary: "Suffer the Little Children"
February 20, 2014
Commentary: We Are North Carolinians
February 13, 2014
Commentary: For Such a Time as This
February 6, 2014
Commentary: Looking Out for Each Other
January 31, 2014
Commentary: Let Children Live Their Best Life
January 23, 2014
Commentary: 'Where Do We Go From Here?'
January 16, 2014
Commentary: A Resolution for the Common Good
January 9, 2014
How to Climb a Mountain
January 6, 2014
An Intercultural Citizenship
December 30, 2013
Living in Balance with Grace
December 23, 2013
Blue Christmas
December 16, 2013
The Season of Giving and the Gift of Justice
December 9, 2013
Learn Our History
December 2, 2013
"This isn't Racist, but..."
November 25, 2013
Shift from Sympathy to Solidarity
November 18, 2013
A Time of Remembrance
November 11, 2013
"With Consumer Power Comes Great Responsibility"
November 4, 2013
Closing the Gap in Health Care
October 28, 2013
".......and How Are the Children?"
October 21, 2013
The Importance of Partnership
October 14, 2013
"Khodahafez,"
October 7, 2013
People Not Politics
September 30, 2013
Translating Courage
September 23, 2013
Third Way - Seeking a Just Peace in Syria
September 16, 2013
Earning a Living Without Fear
September 9, 2013
Labor Day: More Than Just a Day Off Work
September 2, 2013
Where Are We Headed?
August 26, 2013
More to the Story
August 19, 2013
Teach the Children Well
August 12, 2013
Heeding our Call for Environmental Responsibility
August 5, 2013
The Silent Epidemic
July 29, 2013
Don't Fence Us In!
July 22, 2013
Democracy Requires Vigilance
July 15, 2013
The State of Racial Justice
July 8, 2013
Notable Signs of Changing Times This June
July 1, 2013
The Importance of Community
June 24, 2013
At the Lakeshore
June 17, 2013
Blessed Are Those Who Hunger
June 10, 2013
Keep Pushing for Planet Earth
June 3, 2013
It does take a village
May 27, 2013
Will We Stand Against the Rationing of Education?
May 20, 2013
We Are All Children of the Holy One
May 13, 2013
No Such Thing as Clean Coal
May 6, 2013
Strangers No More
April 29, 2013
Steps along the Mississippi
April 22, 2013
Guns, Money and the Demise of Democracy
April 15, 2013
Safe Schools
April 8, 2013
Dignity! An Invitation from Children who are Haitian Domestic Servants
April 1, 2013
Yes, We Are Responsible
March 25, 2013
137 Shots
March 18, 2013
Is Retirement a Matter of Choice?
March 11, 2013
More Than an Inconvenience
March 4, 2013
Saving the Land Saves Lives
February 25, 2013
They Will Know by Our Love
February 18, 2013
Telling the Truth
February 11, 2013
An American Story
February 4, 2013
A Matter of Character
January 28, 2013
The Service of Justice
January 21, 2013
Pigs Do Fly
January 14, 2013
A System Where Every Poor Child Is a Winner
January 7, 2013
Look Back and Learn
December 31, 2012
"Away in a manger...."
December 24, 2012
Face the Facts or Get Out of the Way
December 17, 2012
American Fantasy
December 10, 2012
Money Money Money
December 3, 2012
"Enough!"
November 26, 2012
Together we stand, Divided we fall
November 19, 2012
Post-election Message
November 12, 2012
Local elections matter - please vote!
November 5, 2012
Because I have Faith, In Cleveland I vote!
October 29, 2012
Our Faith, Our Vote, God's World
October 22, 2012
Because elections have consequences: I vote
October 15, 2012
My Faith My Vote
October 8, 2012
Why I Vote
October 1, 2012
Our Vote? Yes, It Matters
September 24, 2012
Praying for Ceasefire
September 17, 2012
The Key to Winning Marriage Equality
September 13, 2012
Remembering Our Safe Spaces
September 3, 2012
Boxes
August 27, 2012
Release Oscar Lopez Rivera
August 20, 2012
It's Time for a Change
August 13, 2012
Deadheading and the Stars
August 6, 2012
Lessons in Leading
July 30, 2012
Celebrating I'M Church
July 23, 2012
Restore the Soul of Democracy
July 16, 2012
Doctrine of Discovery
July 9, 2012
Vote Up or Down...We still need high quality, accessible and affordable health care for all!
June 27, 2012
Let Them Eat Tests
June 25, 2012
Women and Development
June 18, 2012
Congress Must Not Cause a Recession but Create Jobs, Cut Military Spending
June 11, 2012
Tradition
June 4, 2012
Pardon the Wilmington 10
May 28, 2012
Bigger Than Politics
May 21, 2012
Drowning in Debt
May 14, 2012
Mothers Are More Than Commercials
May 7, 2012
Too Much Test-and-Punish
April 30, 2012
A Supreme Case for the Court
April 23, 2012
Children - Come First?
April 16, 2012
Stop and Think
April 9, 2012
When Do We Stop This Madness?
April 2, 2012
Stay Firm, Stay There ("Kembe la")
March 26, 2012
Pieces of Silver
March 19, 2012
Bullying or Shaming Others is never Cool (or Profitable)
March 12, 2012
Remembering Dad
March 5, 2012
Ignorance is Not Bliss
February 27, 2012
Faith Matters in an Election Year
February 20, 2012
Is Iran the next U.S. war in the Middle East?
February 13, 2012
A Reverence for Life
February 6, 2012
Still Remembering MLK
January 30, 2012
Prayer that Empowers the Work of Justice
January 23, 2012
Educational Opportunity: The Heart of a Good Society
January 16, 2012
Witness Forward
January 9, 2012
Courage in the New Year
January 2, 2012
Letters, Prayers and Hope
December 26, 2011
All I want for Christmas is to eat Pizza and French Fries?
December 19, 2011
A Healthy and Happy New Year
December 12, 2011
Nobody Did Anything
December 5, 2011
For the Sake of Our Children
November 28, 2011
The Voice of the People Continues
November 21, 2011
The Face of the 99%
November 14, 2011
The 99 Percent Must Tell Congress What We Want
November 7, 2011
Seven Generations Out
October 31, 2011
Power in Numbers
October 24, 2011
Hello and Goodbye
October 17, 2011
Wonderng About Our Priorities
October 10, 2011
The Madness We Allow
October 3, 2011
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
September 26, 2011
"Never Forget"
September 19, 2011
Three Day Weekends
September 12, 2011
Feeling God's Big Love for the World's Deep Pain
September 5, 2011
Cloak of Fear, Cloak of Hope
August 29, 2011
This Time, We Can Do More than Pray
August 22, 2011
For the Sake of our Children and the Purity of their Souls
August 15, 2011
Belonging to a Community of Faith
August 8, 2011
Road Kill and the Debt Ceiling
August 1, 2011
Forgive us our debts...
July 25, 2011
With Liberty and Justice for All
July 18, 2011
Happy Birthday America! Imagine What's Possible
July 11, 2011
This War is Not Our Friend
July 4, 2011
Don't Tread on DC
June 27, 2011
A Father's Day Tribute
June 20, 2011
Enough.
June 13, 2011
Seeking Peace While Facing War
June 6, 2011
The Power of the Human Spirit
May 30, 2011
Off to the RACES...
May 23, 2011
A Call to Prayer for the Pathways to Peace
May 9, 2011
All Children Are Royalty
May 2, 2011
Easter for the Earth
April 25, 2011
Of Sock and Shutdown
April 18, 2011
Rise Like Tsunamis
April 11, 2011
Rise Like Tsunamis
April 11, 2011
Journeys to the Mountaintoop
April 4, 2011
Journeys to the Mountaintop
April 4, 2011
Journeys to the Mountaintop
April 4, 2011
Taking It Personally
March 28, 2011
Taking It Personally
March 28, 2011
Fault Lines
March 28, 2011
Fault Lines
March 21, 2011
Teach Them about Our "Whole" Lives
March 14, 2011
Teach them about Our 'Whole" LIves
March 14, 2011
First Class Attitudes
March 7, 2011
First Class Attitudes
March 7, 2011
But By Grace
February 28, 2011
Of Cairo, Kairos and Economic Freedom
February 21, 2011
Of Cairo, Kairos and Economic Freedom
February 21, 2011
Job Creation Must Be Our Highest Priority
February 14, 2011
Sad, Sad School Reform
February 7, 2011
Pound Foolish
January 31, 2011
Debating Gun Control and Mental Health
January 24, 2011
Sticks and Stones
January 16, 2011
Health Care is the Gift that Keeps on Giving
January 10, 2011
Lest We Forget
January 3, 2011
The Cost of Democracy
December 27, 2010
Christmas Compassion
December 20, 2010
Elected to Serve, not hold US Hostage
December 13, 2010
We Need Good News
December 6, 2010
Remembering the Least among US
November 29, 2010
Addressing the Issue of Poverty
November 22, 2010
In Service of Country
November 15, 2010
Congress Must End the Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
November 8, 2010
Motherhood, Apple Pie and Politics
November 1, 2010
Living the Baptismal Promises
October 25, 2010
Celebrate the Adhesives
October 18, 2010
Not Waiting for Superman
October 11, 2010
The Lifting of the Veil
October 4, 2010
Dreams Can Come True
September 27, 2010
The Peace that Transcends...
September 20, 2010
A Course toward Healing
September 13, 2010
A Word of Encouragement to Our Children
September 6, 2010
Our First Amendment Rights and Racism
August 30, 2010
Challenging the Culture of "Us-vs.-Them"
August 23, 2010
Proposition 8 and the Beloved Community
August 16, 2010
Weapons of Mass Destruction
August 9, 2010
The "Sustainability" of Spriitual Renewal
August 2, 2010
Troubled Waters
July 26, 2010
A Culture of Fear
July 19, 2010
Get Up and Move! Fighting Childhood Obesity in Communities of Color
July 12, 2010
An Inaccurate Reading
July 5, 2010
The Struggle is Not Over
June 28, 2010
Tears Beyond the Cheers: Another Side of the World Cup
June 21, 2010
Violence Fills the Land
June 14, 2010
A Politics of Competition
June 7, 2010
For God So Loved
May 31, 2010
Racism... an Unfortunate River of DENIAL in Arizona
May 24, 2010
Innovations of Conscience
May 17, 2010
When Will We Ever Learn
May 10, 2010
Silence is Not an Option
May 3, 2010
Being Welcomed
April 26, 2010
"The Earth Is the Lord's and the Fullness Therof"
April 19, 2010
A Nation Fir For All Chiidren
April 12, 2010
Fear, Anger and Denial are Symptons of America's Changing Majority
April 5, 2010
Justice is a Frog in a Pot of Water
March 29, 2010
The Issue at Hand
March 22, 2010
Pushing Forward
March 15, 2010
Research Rejects School Reforms Being Pushed by Obama Administration
March 8, 2010
I Have Seen Change Come, But I Expect To See More
March 1, 2010
Bound by the Blizzard
February 22, 2010
What part have you played?
February 15, 2010
Obama Gets It, But Needs Our Help
February 1, 2010
In the Midst of Tragedy, Still We Rise
January 25, 2010
Our Common Humanity
January 18, 2010
Medical Negligence - Unspoken Injustice in Health Care
January 11, 2010
Raising Hopes and Expectations
January 4, 2010
Making the Connection
December 28, 2009
An Air of Hostility
September 28, 2009
A Social Creed
June 8, 2009
We Are All Complicit
June 1, 2009
Statistics Don't Lie
August 25, 2008