UCC environmental justice center opens in Washington September 29, 2011
Celebrating the opening of the UCC's Center for Environmental Justice, UCC justice leaders and congregations from the Pacific Northwest Conference came together Sept. 23-25 at the UCC's Pilgrim Firs Retreat Center in Port Orchard, Wash., and in downtown Seattle.
A 'Just Peace' future: Part 3 September 21, 2011
In March of this year, the central committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) commended for study, reflection, and common action a new “Ecumenical Call to Just Peace.” The document calls on Christians around the world to “commit themselves to the Way of Just Peace.”
Fla. UCC churches support 'pilgrims' on 200-mile justice trek September 13, 2011
Continuing its lengthy track record of commitment to farm-labor justice, Punta Gorda (Fla.) Congregational UCC was the most logical of stops for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) during their recent 'Pilgrimage to Publix' – a 200-mile, interfaith bicycling trip throughout southwest Florida.
Mass. Conference Minister arrested at White House pipeline protest August 22, 2011
The Rev. Jim Antal, the UCC's Massachusetts Conference Minister, was one of 65 people from across the US and Canada arrested at the White House Aug. 20, 2011, the first day of a two week sit-in aimed at pressuring President Obama to deny the permit for a massive new oil pipeline.