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.
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.