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.
Opinion: First class attitudes March 4, 2011
As I boarded a plane today, I was confronted by what I call a first class attitude. A passenger had put his/her fairly large bag in the overhead bin where it did not fit. It was simply too long, and it was left sticking out beyond possibility of the bin closing.
Conference Minister testifies on behalf of Maryland marriage equality legislation March 2, 2011
As legislation allowing same-gender marriage comes closer to approval in Maryland, the Rev. John. R. Deckenback, UCC Central Atlantic Conference Minister, delivered testimony to the Maryland House of Delegates Judiciary Committee Feb. 25 in support of the bill. He was invited by Equality Maryland as one of many leaders offering testimony at the hearing.
UCC clergy, members rally in support of workers' rights March 2, 2011
As tensions over collective bargaining rights for unions and state workers escalate in locations around the country, UCC members and clergy have added their voices - along with declarations of the UCC's General Synod - decrying legislative efforts underway to strip workers of their negotiating power.
UCC, Disciples engage issues of immigration policy, border ministry February 23, 2011
Inspired by the theme "Turning Walls Into Tables," constituents of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) met Feb. 10-13 at Iglesia Cristiana Casa De Oracion in San Diego for a border conference to dialogue about immigration policies and border ministry.