UCC, Global Ministries respond to disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan March 11, 2011
Writing on behalf of the combined world mission of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Global Ministries co-executive directors told mission partners in Japan that the churches "will continue praying for you and seek ways to accompany you in the path that lies ahead."
Presidential order re-opens U.S.-Cuba religious exchanges January 25, 2011
The CEO and executive director of faith-based humanitarian agency Church World Service (CWS) says the White House executive order this month to ease travel restrictions between the United States and Cuba for religious, educational and cultural exchanges signals "the beginning of a new era of relations between the U.S. and Cuba."
Two national UCC officer nominees announced January 10, 2011
Search committes for the available executive minister positions in Wider Church Ministries and Local Church Ministries have announced nominees for these offices. Pending approval at their respective spring board meetings, nominees will be presented for election by delegates at the UCC's 2011 General Synod to be held in Tampa, Fla., June 30 - July 5.
Circle of Mercy members spend Christmas in Cuba January 10, 2011
Experiencing a non-traditional type of Christmas, 10 Circle of Mercy (UCC/American Baptist) members left behind the mountains of Asheville, N.C., to spend the holiday in Matanzas and Camagüey, Cuba – a country still under a U.S. embargo begun 50 years ago, about the time the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union started.
Haitian recovery marked by many small successes July 16, 2010
Humanitarian groups such as United Church of Christ mission partner Church World Service are the first to acknowledge that, six months after the devastating Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake, the road to recovery will be long and difficult.