UCC leader applauds Obama stance on marriage equality May 9, 2012
The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, general minister and president of the 1.1-million-member United Church of Christ, today (May 9) released a statement applauding U.S. President Barack Obama for affirming same-gender marriage.
Supreme Court deliberates SB 1070 as prayerful witness for Arizona marches on April 26, 2012
Quoting the gospel of John at the conclusion of a 48-hour vigil held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., the Rev. Felix Carrión emphatically reminded those in prayerful witness –– and in opposition to Arizona Senate Bill 1070 –– that there is always enough room for our neighbor.
Pilgrim Place project inspires college class April 12, 2012
The next Martin Luther King? Cesar Chavez? Mother Theresa?
At UCC-relatedPilgrim Place, in Claremont, Calif., the consensus is that these people are out there, already doing good work. The question has always been: "What can we do to help this next generation of social activists? How can we pass on the legacy of making a difference in the world to those just starting out."
UCC, Disciples join in solidarity in service, march for Trayvon Martin March 29, 2012
Uniting in prayer and rallying for justice in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed Florida teenager, United Church of Christ national staff members, ecumenical partners from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and local Clevelanders worshiped and marched in solidarity March 28 in downtown Cleveland.
UCC signs on to interfaith statement to end rancor over religion in election campaigns February 22, 2012
The UCC is among a diverse coalition of major national religious organizations that on Feb. 21 issued an "Interfaith Statement of Principles," calling on candidates for public office to help ensure decency, honesty and fair play in the 2012 elections by conducting campaigns that honor religious liberty and avoid sowing religious discord.