Worship service lifts up Asian Heritage Month May 12, 2010
"We are often in conversation with one another, and we know that God is still speaking to us," the Rev. Joan Ishibashi told worshipers May 12 at a service titled "Building Bridges: Interfaith Encounters With God," held in the Amistad Chapel of the UCC’s national headquarters. "But even God is silent sometimes. There is truth in silence as well as in speech."
Sacred Conversation on Race: The journey continues May 4, 2010
As the United Church of Christ commemorates the second anniversary of Sacred Conversation on Race, the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson, minister for racial justice, is pleased with the engagement this initiative has inspired across the life of the church.
UCC leadership encourages immigration reform, blasts Ariz. law April 30, 2010
In a statement issued April 30, UCC General Minister and President the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black and Executive Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries the Rev. Linda M. Jaramillo, called Arizona's new immigration legislation "nothing less than a modern day Jim Crow law."
N.H. Conference advocates Nuclear Test Ban Treaty March 25, 2010
As the United States and Russia draw close to a new agreement that would replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) arms-control agreement, which expired in December 2009, the UCC in New Hampshire has called for an all-out ban on nuclear testing.
Ecumenical advocates gather in Washington, D.C. March 19, 2010
Delegates from around the UCC will join over 700 policy makers, expert speakers and representatives from global regions will join church leaders and grassroots activists in reflecting on the 2010 Ecumenical Advocacy Days conference theme, "A Place to Call Home: Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Peoples."
Offering of Letters strives to take bite out of hunger March 11, 2010
Following efforts of previous years, members of more than 50 UCC churches are again picking up their pens and putting their compassion onto paper, urging their Congressional representatives to help Bread for the World alleviate hunger in the United States.