Empowering Schools and Improving Learning June 15, 2009
The United Church of Christ Justice & Witness Ministries, Christians for Justice Action, United Black Christians, and UCC Coalition for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns are among 84 signers of a new statement, Empowering Schools and Improving Learning.
Mindful Living: Human Health, Pollution, and Toxics June 3, 2009
Mindful Living: Human Health, Pollution, and Toxics is a new, faith-based guide from the National Council of Churches that teaches about environmental health issues and equips faith communities to protect themselves and advocate for the elimination of toxics.
UCC justice leader decries Tiller murder June 1, 2009
Sandy Sorensen, the UCC's Washington-based Justice and Witness Ministries minister and team lead, has issued a statement regarding the killing of Dr. George Tiller.
Support the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act May 28, 2009
Nearly 4 years after the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, residents of the Gulf Coast continue to struggle to recover and rebuild their lives. They live in growing fear that they will be left behind, as promises of recovery assistance continue to go unmet. Levees remain vulnerable; tens of thousands of people have not been able to return their homes. Schools, hospitals and transportation infrastructure remain damaged, and residents continue to struggle for access to affordable housing and living wage jobs.
PSR faculty and staff arrested following Prop. 8 decision May 27, 2009
Four clergy members on the faculty and staff of the UCC related Pacific School of Religion (PSR) were arrested near City Hall in San Francisco in acts of civil disobedience following the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold a constitutional amendment that denies the full equality of same-sex couples under the law.