Fisk University Jubilee Singers awarded 2008 National Medal of Arts November 18, 2008
President George W. Bush today announced the recipients of the 2008 National Medal of Arts, the nation's highest award for artists and arts patrons. The Jubilee Singers from the UCC-related Fisk University and 8 other recipients will receive medals presented by the President and Mrs. Laura Bush in a ceremony at the White House.
Justice and Witness Ministries board affirms governance proposal October 28, 2008
Conducting business at the Hilton Garden Inn in New Orleans, Oct. 23-26, Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) board members narrowly affirmed the Governance Follow-up Team II (GFT-II) restructuring proposal. The vote was 21 to 16, with three abstentions.
UCC governance team recommends single, diverse board September 29, 2008
Meetings of the Governance Follow-up Team II held Sept. 5-7 resulted in a new document outlining their proposal for a single UCC governance board of 85-88 members. Provisionally called the United Church Board (UCB), the proposal will be presented to the existing boards for approval during their Oct. and Nov. meetings.
Rabbis call for ‘ethical kosher’ during high holidays September 24, 2008
At the Jewish supermarket closest to Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnick's synagogue in Queens, N.Y., all the groceries are certified kosher, including rows of refrigerated chicken legs and hamburger patties.
UCC leaders join Cleveland community to protest death penalty June 17, 2008
The Rev. John H. Thomas, United Church of Christ general minister and president, and the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo, executive minister of the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries, participated June 11 in a rally in downtown Cleveland to protest the death penalty.