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Philippine recovery effort shifts from relief to reconstruction January 22, 2014
Visiting the Philippines recently, Xiaoling Zhu of Global Ministries – a shared ministry between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – witnessed firsthand the destructive power of the typhoon that battered the island nation. But as he worshipped with Filipino churches, Zhu also witnessed their resolve to reclaim and rebuild their land with the help of international aid.
UCC advocates urge Congress to reject new sanctions on Iran January 21, 2014
The once-tenuous political relationship between the United States and Iran has taken a slight turn for the better recently, as Iran begins complying with an international agreement to reduce nuclear production. But United Church of Christ advocates for peace in the Middle East are urging members of Congress to pull back on their proposed sanctions and allow for a diplomatic solution that would lead to improved relations and a chance for peace.
The UCC effectively joins faith and action in 2013 December 30, 2013
The United Church of Christ accomplished much as a denomination in 2013, living into a new reality of unified governance, lifting up a bold public voice around issues of marriage equality and climate care, and reaching out to assist the people of the Philippines devastated by a super typhoon through the aid of the greatest on-line giving response the church has ever experienced.
Prayer, advocacy on climate change supports Typhoon relief efforts November 22, 2013
People in the United States still seeking to help victims of a destructive typhoon in the Philippines should turn to prayer and advocacy for the environment. That’s what one first responder in the affected area told Matt Fehse, an intern with Global Ministries.
Ohio churches join forces to fight hunger November 2, 2012
Several United Church of Christ congregations in Stark County, Ohio are showing their communities some love by joining forces to fight hunger as part of the Faith,In project.
Missionaries share sense of purpose at Missionworks! October 29, 2012
Though she only spent three months overseas on her first trip to Palestine, the Rev. Loren McGrail is optimistic and looking forward to returning to one of the world’s political hot spots. By sharing her stories, McGrail experiences a renewed hope and belief that her work in the region makes a difference.
Faith,In project gives love to Cleveland in a staff day of service September 28, 2012
"We give a visible witness to the spirit that resides in us [when we] embrace the place where we are," said the Rev. Geoffrey A. Black.
Consider that statement by the United Church of Christ general minister and president the theme of the day as nearly 200 members of the UCC national staff lived their faith, loved their community in a work day dedicated to service projects.
Mission:1 exceeds all goals November 28, 2011
With funds still being counted on Nov. 28, Thanksgiving prayers were answered as the final goal of the United Church of Christ's Mission:1 campaign –– raising $111,111 for East Africa famine –– was surpassed.