UCC-led group files complaint with IRS over D.C. 'church' February 24, 2010
UCC-led group files complaint A group of 13 mainline Protestant pastors – including several from the United Church of Christ – has filed a letter of complaint with the Internal Revenue Service, claiming that a townhouse on Capitol Hill that provides inexpensive lodging and meals for conservative Christian members of Congress is not a church, and that it should not hold the tax-exempt status afforded a house of worship.
OC Inc. launches independent management team February 3, 2010
In an organizational move designed to meet the denomination's commitment to an efficient management structure and maintain a strong focus on media justice, the United Church of Christ's Office of General Ministries (OGM) and Office of Communication, Inc. (OC Inc.) announced that they will operate independently from one another as of Jan. 31, 2010.
Ten arrested demanding release of immigrant rights leader January 6, 2010
Four clergy and six community leaders were arrested January 5 after stopping traffic for a half hour at a rally attended by over one hundred people outside the Varick Street Immigrant Detention Center. Four lay leaders from Judson Memorial UCC and four UCC clergy were among those arrested.
Before quitting, Dobbs misleads CNN viewers about UCC-supported media coalition November 12, 2009
CNN commentator Lou Dobbs abruptly announced that he was quitting the news network last night, but not before he included misleading and inaccurate information about the United Church of Christ and its support for the interfaith media justice coalition, So We Might See. In October, the coalition asked the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a public hearing into the effects of anti-immigrant hate speech in the media.