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.
Arizona immigration legislation elicits widespread protest May 14, 2010
A diverse array of protests, boycotts and de-facto economic sanctions have been levied against Arizona and it's businesses in the wake of Gov. Jan Brewer's April 23 signature of SB 1070, a bill that makes it illegal not to carry immigration documents and broadens law enforcement powers in immigation matters.
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."