Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller dies at 74 February 5, 2009
Millard Fuller, the man who founded Habitat for Humanity and whose name was synonymous with volunteer faith-based efforts to build houses for the poor, died suddenly Tuesday (Feb. 3) after a brief illness.
'From War to Peace' offers perspectives on Iraq war January 26, 2009
The Global Ministries Office for the Middle East and Europe has released a United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) resource highlighting the perspective of partners and church voices primarily affected by the war in Iraq.
United Nations 'Declaration on Human Rights' turns 60 December 7, 2008
The General Assembly of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and Church World Service have called for churches in the U.S. to observe the 60th anniversary of the issuance of the United Nations' Universal Declaration on Human Rights on Sunday, Dec. 14.
UCC pastors visit Iran, hope to avert war August 6, 2008
Two UCC pastors have returned from a three-week trip to Iran, convinced that the UCC should take the lead in helping to prevent the United States from attacking or invading Iran.
UCC participates in ecumenical summit on Zimbabwe July 23, 2008
Sandra R. Gourdet of the UCC/Disciples Common Global Ministries was one of 70 participants in the Ecumenical Summit on Zimbabwe, held July 12-20, 2008, in Johannesburg, South Africa.
World's churches encouraged to pray for Zimbabwe on June 22 June 18, 2008
Churches worldwide are being invited to celebrate a day of prayer for Zimbabwe on Sunday, 22 June, as the beginning of a season of prayer for the people and government of the African country, which is facing a critical time.
Japanese church leader hails U.S. resolution on WWII-era 'comfort women' August 7, 2007
The head of the National Christian Council in Japan has welcomed a U.S. House of Representatives resolution that demands Tokyo's formal apology for a system of sexual slavery that existed during the Second World War, and whose victims were euphemistically called "comfort women."
Thomas: Synod policy on Israel-Palestine 'remains today what it was before' June 29, 2007
Expressing outrage at how some outside groups are distorting a recent action on the Middle East by the UCC General Synod, the Rev. John H. Thomas is calling on the Institute for Religion and Democracy and other groups to correct misleading statements about a proposal considered by the church's national gathering earlier this week.
Whole church urged to respond to Philippines killings June 26, 2007
General Synod 26 urged the whole UCC — individuals, congregations, conferences and the national setting — to help end the mounting violence in the Philippines in which nearly 850 human rights workers have been murdered.
Rogers-Witte, Guffey seek re-election at General Synod June 11, 2007
Two members of the UCC’s five-person Collegium of Officers have been nominated and affirmed by their respective governing bodies for additional terms in office. However, each decision will need approval from about 900 General Synod delegates, who will gather June 22-26 in Hartford, Conn.