UCC and UUA leaders condemn closure of Maricopa County, Ariz., jails June 24, 2012
The Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), and the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ (UCC), on June 23, 2012, issued a joint statement in response to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s decision to prohibit visitation in Tent City and five other Maricopa County jails in advance of a prayer vigil to protest inhumane conditions.
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.