9/11 plus 10: UCC web page helps congregations commemorating September 11 July 29, 2011
In preparation for the 10th anniversary of September 11, the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, has released a pastoral letter calling for people of faith to leave behind fears and prejudice and chart a new course towards peace, reconciliation and understanding.
UCC-led coalition fights Florida measure targeting funds for religious institutions July 27, 2011
Deeply concerned that the Florida Legislature is moving toward dissolving the separation of church and state, a United Church of Christ-led coalition of nine religious leaders and public-school advocates filed a lawsuit July 20 challenging a ballot measure that would allow the state to funnel money to religious institutions.
UCC leader hails the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' July 22, 2011
Acting on a 2008 campaign promise and following the decisions of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, President Barack Obama has formally repealed the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. military.
Interfaith leaders urge protection of federal poverty assistance July 15, 2011
Representing a growing movement of Americans concerned that the Administration and Congress are enacting a budget deal that will place an undue burden on the poor "while shielding the wealthiest from any additional sacrifice," leaders representing the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths today launched a new campaign to encourage policymakers to maintain a robust U.S. commitment to domestic and international poverty programs.
A 'Just Peace' future: Part 2 June 13, 2011
Following the recently concluded World Council of Churches' International Ecumenical Peace Convocation held in Kingston, Jamaica, United Church News asked Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite to reflect on the history, progress and potential future of the Just Peace movement.