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UCC leaders to speak against re-militarization of Japan December 2, 2014
Called to speak out against the re-arming of the Japanese military, and the importance of recognizing human rights, the Rev. Jim Moos and the Rev. Xiaoling Zhu are representing the United Church of Christ and Global Ministries at an international conference aimed at building peace between nations, and between humans.
Churches urged to get the facts on Ebola October 17, 2014
As the Ebola outbreak touches more people in our country, UCC leaders and health advocates are urging people of faith to arm themselves with the facts regarding this epidemic and respond as individuals and church communities are they are able.
Solar panels at Mexican hospice could help care for patients September 15, 2014
The ministers of A Church Alive United Church of Christ in North Hollywood, Calif., came up with a plan to install solar panels at the facility to cut down on utility costs, freeing up funds to feed and provide medication to patients.
Global Ministries mission trip to Palestine-Israel plants seeds of awareness, justice May 22, 2014
For the fourth time this decade, the Rev. Nancy Fowler is leading a mission trip of people from Southern California to Palestine-Israel to walk with Global Ministries’ partners, to experience the challenges of peace in the Holy Land. But the real challenge begins when the group returns, as Fowler and the others work to raise awareness of the Middle East conflict with their friends and allies at home.
UCC, DoC leaders share grief with Korea after ferry disaster April 24, 2014
As South Korean families recover those lost at sea and bury their dead in the aftermath of the ferry sinking, United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leaders have sent written condolences, continuing to offer prayers to support their ecumenical partners.
Standing in solidarity, restoring hope through the Congo Initiative April 8, 2014
Thanks to the efforts of Global Ministries, a shared ministry between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), churches and leaders in both denominations recognized the pleas of the Congolese and are standing in solidarity with them through the ongoing Congo Initiative.
Global Ministries board to focus on Congo, strategic vision April 3, 2014
Just as the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) share in their overseas work as Global Ministries, the upcoming Common Global Ministries Board meeting will give board and staff members a chance to share in the continuous aligning of the vision of the ministry with the advocacy and relief work that is done around the world.
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.