UCC advocates see Hobby Lobby decision as "affront" to women's religious liberty June 30, 2014
In what United Church of Christ advocates are calling an "affront to the religious liberty of women across the country," the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday, June 30, that for-profit employers with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Commentary: Marriage is making a conservative pro-gay comeback June 26, 2014
This month, on June 26, our nation marks the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decisions on two much-anticipated marriage-related cases, rulings that have since paved the way for a year of extraordinary gains for the freedom to marry, both at court houses and at polling places.
Arizona UCC to provide sanctuary to immigrant family facing deportation June 25, 2014
On Wednesday, June 25, advocates from the United Church of Christ and a number of immigrant rights groups will rally together to support the Tulio family in their time of desperation by accompanying Tulio to submit one more request for a stay of removal and offering him sanctuary at Shadow Rock UCC in Phoenix.
Fellowship Conference says 'I Do' to support North Carolina same-sex couples June 24, 2014
Instead of waiting on a federal court in North Carolina to rule on General Synod of the UCC v. Cooper, Church of the Holy Spirit Fellowship, drove up from Winston-Salem, N.C., to attend the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries East Coast Regional Conference in New York City -- with the intention of performing a wedding or two.
South Dakota Conference continues land transfer to Dakota Association June 24, 2014
It’s never too late to right a wrong. With that idea in mind, the South Dakota Conference of the United Church of Christ and the Dakota Association came together in a moment that embodies continuous reconciliation, with the conference returning the deeds to eight parcels of land that belong to the association.
General Synod Planning Committee searching for great workshops June 23, 2014
The General Synod Planning Committee is sending out a call for workshops across the wider church, looking to select the best of the bunch to educate, inform and inspire delegates and visitors during the denomination’s biennial event in 2015.
Commentary: Modeling Reconciliation June 19, 2014
To solve the growing crisis in Iraq, we must call upon our leaders to put differences aside and, as people of faith, we need to start setting a better example within our own churches.
Commentary: I DO Support Religious Freedom and Marriage Equality June 17, 2014
Issues related to sexuality are intensely personal and can become a matter of life and death, especially when we forget that we are created in the image of God, and each of us is blessed by God as we are, writes the Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison.