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.
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.