Understanding the Issues

Understanding the Issues

Doing justice, seeking peace and building community are central to the identity of the United Church of Christ. We invite you to explore the breadth and depth of the UCC's justice work. Join us in building a stronger faith-based movement for peace, justice, equality and inclusivity. Our work is rooted in the teachings of scripture and the policies of our General Synod. Questions about anything you see here? Send us a message.

To explore JWM issue areas, click on the categories below.

Bullying: What we can do to stop it
Justice for Children
Public Education
Sexuality Education
Criminal Justice
Human Rights
Gun Violence

Human Trafficking
LGBT Justice
Media Justice
Our Faith Our Vote Campaign
Reading Changes Lives - Literacy Campaign
Torture Awareness – Stop Torture
Voting Rights
Economic Justice
Banking and our Values
Fair Trade Project (Formally the UCC Coffee Project)
Congregation-based Community Organizing
Economic Crisis
Economic Inequality
Economic Justice Covenant Program
Federal Budget and Appropriations 
Hunger| Just Eating
International Trade and Investment
Jubilee Debt Relief
Social Security
Tax Reform

Environmental Ministries
Carbon Neutral Churches
Church Habitat Restoration
Climate Change
Creation Justice: What It Is
Environmental Racism
Flint Water Crisis
Fossil Fuel Divestment
Hurricane Katrina
Infrastructure Justice
Mountaintop Removal
Space Debris
Standing Rock

International Trade and Investment
Jubilee Debt Relief
Marshall Islands
United Nations
Learn more about our Global Partnerships through our UCC/DOC Global Minstries.

Faith Community Nurse Network
Health Care Justice
Health Equity
Mental Illness
Physician Aid in Dying/Physician Assisted Suicide
UCC Health Ministries
Sexuality Education
LGBT Justice
UCAN - UCC HIV and AIDS Network
UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns
Bullying: What We Can Do to Stop It
Just Peace
Militarism & Pentagon Spending
Nuclear Weapons
Torture Awareness – Stop Torture

Racial Justice
Doctrine of Discovery: Lenten Study
Intersections: Racism and...
Multi-Racial Multi-Cultural Church
Sacred Conversation on Race - the Journey Continues
Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Justice
White Privilege

Women's Justice Home
Expansive Language
Human Trafficking
Reproductive Justice
Sexual and Domestic Violence

Farm Workers
Labor Sunday
Labor Unions
Low-wage Work
Workplace Justice








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