Pension Boards, UCF engage in shareholder activism with fossil fuel companies May 14, 2014
With many of the major oil, gas and utility companies holding their annual shareholder meetings during the month of May, the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ and United Church Funds are engaged in various levels of shareholder activism, continuing the UCC's mission to combat climate change in bold, strategic ways.
OC, Inc. rallies to keep Internet accessible May 14, 2014
The Office of Communications, Inc. is speaking out for neutrality on the Internet, working with allies to persuade the FCC to stop a proposal that would permit large corporations to pay to receive preferential treatment on the Internet.
UCC general counsel to address graduating seminarians in Chicago May 14, 2014
Donald C. Clark, UCC general counsel, plans to share a message - cherish life’s journey - with the newest generation of theological leaders. Clark will deliver the commencement address during Chicago Theological Seminary’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 17
Hospitality awaits volunteers in Oklahoma May 13, 2014
Church of the Open Arms United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City prides itself on being a place of hospitality. That feeling of welcome will greet hundreds of volunteers to the area through the fall, as the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) walk arm-in-arm with the people of Moore, Okla.
UCC continues prayers for kidnapped Nigerian girls as video surfaces May 13, 2014
Almost a month after they were kidnapped, scores of Nigerian schoolgirls have been seen in a video released by the terrorist group that spirited 276 of them away from their classrooms April 14. As this proof of life surfaces, the United Church of Christ continues to offer prayers for each teen's safe return and advocates for international policies that outlaw gender based violence.
UCC general minister and president to receive honorary degree from Elmhurst College May 12, 2014
The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, general minister and president of the United Church of Christ, will receive an honorary degree from UCC-affiliated Elmhurst College for his work toward building and strengthening the relationship between the school and the denomination, and for the UCC's long-standing support of the institution's mission and values.
Maine UCC initiates prayers for kidnapped Nigerian girls May 7, 2014
Through the power of prayer, the Rev. Alexis Fuller-Wright, the parishioners of First Congregational United Church of Christ and others across the life of the UCC will pray for nearly 300 missing Nigerian girls with a “prayer witness” beginning Mother’s Day.
UCC sends initial assist for tornado recovery in Midwest, South May 2, 2014
The United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is taking the first steps in helping families recover after a series of tornadoes ripped through the Midwest and the South last weekend. The church sent $3,000 to fund a Church World Services appeal on Friday, May 2.
Making the case for the United Church of Christ May 1, 2014
There are about 70 marriage equality cases moving through the judicial system in the United States, but the lawsuit brought by the representative body of the United Church of Christ is distinct.
Awaiting religious freedom, North Carolina couples bus to Washington to wed April 30, 2014
This week the Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison, pastor of Holy Covenant UCC in Charlotte, North Carolina has participated in a landmark UCC lawsuit challenging North Carolina's marriage laws, hosted a media conference that focused the national spotlight on her congregation and is preparing for a road-trip to Washington, D.C. to lead an interfaith ceremony, wedding six same-sex couples who are banned from marrying in their home state.
Commentary: Taking Freedom of Religion Seriously April 29, 2014
The courageous legal action taken by the United Church of Christ protects the free religious exercise of United Church of Christ clergy, whether or not they agree with the church's affirmation of equal marriage rights.