UCC conferences, advocates push for Mid-East peace through divestment July 9, 2014
In the United Church of Christ's work for peace in Palestine-Israel, several conferences have laid the groundwork by calling for divestment through a series of resolutions. And there is momentum brewing to carry the issue forward at the next General Synod in 2015.
Commentary: Women’s Rights Once Again Denied July 3, 2014
The June 26th U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Massachusetts case that removes buffer zones surrounding women’s reproductive health care centers widens the door of violence, spilling it into the public square.
2030 Clergy lifts up ' I Do' campaign with T-shirt sale July 1, 2014
When the Rev. Jack Davidson voiced his support for the United Church of Christ and other plaintiffs of the religious freedom lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on his Twitter account, little did he know it would result in the sale of almost 80 tee shirts and a hefty contribution to the church.
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.