Economic Crisis May 26, 2009
The economic storm battering the U.S. and nations around the world is bringing job losses, falling incomes, home foreclosures, delayed retirements, and declines in overall well being. The economic situation – which for many people is always grim – is now even more harsh and uncertain.
Connecticut UCC 'Green Churches' honored at annual meeting May 25, 2009
The Environmental Ministry Team of the UCC's Connecticut Conference recognized four congregations whose efforts earned "Green Church" status at their 2009 spring session annual meeting. Green Churches have taken concrete steps to reduce their energy and resource consumption, educate their membership and advocate in their communities.
Low-power FM legislation gets boost from faith leaders May 15, 2009
In a letter to Congress dated May 15, nine faith leaders representing a diverse range of religious traditions signed on in support H.R. 1147 and S. 592, the bipartisan Local Community Radio Act of 2009.
Conservative groups nervous as hate crimes bill advances May 1, 2009
As the House took up a hate crimes bill that would add sexual orientation to a list of federally protected classes, Andrea Lafferty of the Traditional Values Coalition stood outside the Capitol and warned of dire consequences for clergy.
Supreme Court upholds FCC's indecent speech policy April 29, 2009
The Associated Press is reporting the Supreme Court ruled narrowly Tuesday in favor of a government policy that threatens broadcasters with fines over the use of even a single curse word on live television, yet stopped short of deciding whether the policy violates the Constitution.
Earth Day alert: CWS presses Copenhagen Accords participation April 22, 2009
This Earth Day, humanitarian agency Church World Service is giving people an opportunity to take immediate action to fight climate change by participating in a national postcard "Countdown to Copenhagen" advocacy campaign aimed at the Obama administration and members of Congress.