Low-power radio bill passes key legislative hurdle October 8, 2009
The United Church of Christ's media-justice advocacy arm is celebrating a great victory in one of its most important and longest standing legislative efforts in the area of media reform. Legislation that will expand low-power radio to 140 million people who are currently unable to receive it has been approved by the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.
NARAL honors UCC leader as 'champion of choice' September 25, 2009
The Rev. Lois M. Powell, a team leader with the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries in Cleveland, was one of two UCC members honored by NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio to receive their annual 'champions of choice' awards presented on September 25.
Black offers 'down payment' of health care petitions to Pelosi's office September 18, 2009
While visiting local churches this weekend in the San Francisco area, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, incoming UCC General Minister and President, brought with him the names, addresses and phone numbers of 16,177 fellow UCC members and supporters which he delivered Friday to the in-district offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Parker Lecture marks 50 years of media justice August 25, 2009
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Office of Communication, Inc. – the media-justice arm of the United Church of Christ – will hold its 27th annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture and Awards Program on Sept. 30 at The Riverside Church in New York City.
Pastoral letter urges activism on health care reform July 28, 2009
In a pastoral letter addressed to members of the United Church of Christ, church leaders have called upon churches “to actively work towards the creation of a national health care system and to affirm the moral and justice imperatives of equal access for all people.”
UCAN continues work on HIV prevention July 14, 2009
Implementation of a resolution authored by UCAN, Inc., the United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network, "Calling for Comprehensive HIV Prevention in Church and Community," has begun.