Nominations being accepted for Justice awards at General Synod January 25, 2011
In keeping with the spirit of former national agencies of the United Church of Christ, the Board of Directors of Justice and Witness Ministries has approved a recommendation to nominate candidates to honor with JWM General Synod Awards for exemplary work in the area of justice.
Bread for the World launches 2011 letters campaign January 19, 2011
Citing the hard work of poor people themselves as one of the principal factors in improving their lives, the Rev. David Beckmann says Bread for the World's current letter-writing campaign will help put the impoverished into motion toward a brighter future.
Passage of Low Power FM legislation led by UCC media advocates December 22, 2010
The U.S. House and Senate have both approved, and President Obama is expected to sign, legislation that clears the way for community radio broadcasts on the Low Power FM (LPFM) broadcast spectrum. The Local Community Radio Act has long been seen by advocates as a way for localized communities to connect and communicate using the public airwaves.
Milton leaves rich legacy after 16 years at Franklinton Center November 3, 2010
Grateful for opportunities pursued and blessings received over the past 16 years, the Rev. Ervin E. Milton will step down, effective Dec. 31, from his position as director and team leader of the UCC's Franklinton Center at Bricks.
Indiana conference sets tone for 2011 international peace summit September 3, 2010
Led by Justice and Witness Ministries board and staff representatives, 10 UCC members were among more than 150 participants in late July at an ecumenical peace conference titled "Peace Among the Peoples: An Ecumenical Peace Conference on Overcoming the Spirit, Logic and Practice of Violence."
UCC leaders applaud Arizona immigration law injunction July 29, 2010
Responding to a United State District Court judge's injunction against implementing certain parts of Arizona's new immigration law S.B. 1070, United Church of Christ leaders issued a statement in support of the ruling.
UCC members opposed to immigration law join march on Arizona Capitol June 1, 2010
Members of the United Church of Christ from Arizona and around the country joined an estimated 20,000 protesters May 29 to march in opposition to the state's SB1070 immigration law that, according to critics, targets Hispanics and could leave the door open for racial profiling by law enforcement agencies.