Interfaith leaders urge protection of federal poverty assistance July 15, 2011
Representing a growing movement of Americans concerned that the Administration and Congress are enacting a budget deal that will place an undue burden on the poor "while shielding the wealthiest from any additional sacrifice," leaders representing the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths today launched a new campaign to encourage policymakers to maintain a robust U.S. commitment to domestic and international poverty programs.
A 'Just Peace' future: Part 2 June 13, 2011
Following the recently concluded World Council of Churches' International Ecumenical Peace Convocation held in Kingston, Jamaica, United Church News asked Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite to reflect on the history, progress and potential future of the Just Peace movement.
A 'Just Peace' future: Part 1 June 6, 2011
In light of the recently concluded World Council of Churches' International Ecumenical Peace Convocation held in Kingston, Jamaica, United Church News asked Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite to reflect on the history, progress and potential future of the Just Peace movement.
UCAN releases statement on International Day Against Homophobia May 17, 2011
The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) is an important opportunity to deepen our understandings of homophobia and its impact not only on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people, but also on the safety and well-being of the whole community.
UCC voice: 'Our labor has worth in the eyes of God' April 7, 2011
Proclaiming a visible UCC justice message, church member and union worker Dennis Landaw (left) and Kathie Capriolo, a high school teacher, were featured in a front-page photo in the Akron Beacon Journal. The rally was in protest of Ohio’s Senate Bill 5, a measure signed into law on March 31 that limits the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 Ohio public employees.
Ecumenical Advocacy Days focuses on federal budget April 4, 2011
Nearly 150 people of faith gathered March 28 across from the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., to hold in prayer issues concerning the country's federal budget and their effect potential effect on the nation's most vulnerable populations.