Ecumenical Advocacy Days to focus on ecology and global resources February 5, 2009
A new congress and a new administration will be grappling with some of the toughest policy issues in decades this March 13-16, 2009, when more than 700 persons of faith arrive from around the country to worship and learn about the relationships between climate change, migration and poverty and carry their witness to the halls of the 111th Congress.
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.