United Church of Christ News

UCC leaders see Supreme Court decision as a 'step backward for religious freedom in the U.S.'

A Supreme Court decision over a church playground could have far-reaching implications in the religious freedom of all people, and in the separation of church and state.


Supreme Court blocks some access to U.S., will hear cases on Trump travel ban, LGBT discrimination

In the final days before concluding business for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court outraged leaders of the United Church of Christ leaders who have consistently voiced their support and welcome for refugees to the United States, and for same-sex couples who are entitled to equal rights and protections from public discrimination.

 


North Carolina church rallies around mother facing deportation Wednesday

A UCC congregation in North Carolina is part of an interfaith effort rallying around a mother facing deportation this week, despite living and working in their Winston Salem community for the last 17 years.


Medical aid in dying resolution coming before General Synod delegates

Calls on the church to support human dignity at all stages of life.


General Synod – There's an App for that!

At General Synod 2017 in Baltimore, United Church of Christ delegates and visitors will have all the information they need about the five-day event right at their fingertips, with the General Synod Event App on their mobile device.


General Synod hotels won't be affected by Baltimore pipe blast

The cause of a downtown Baltimore steam pipe explosion near the Inner Harbor remains under investigation. But those traveling to the city next week for the United Church of Christ’s 2017 General Synod don't need to worry that the blast will affect their hotel accommodations.


General Synod resolution on climate fueled by change in U.S. position on Paris Accord

An emergency call to build a just world for all is coming to delegates of General Synod next week, in the form of a climate resolution which is quickly gaining support from leaders across the United Church of Christ.


New executive for East Asia and Pacific partnerships takes over July 3 

The historic relationships the United Church of Christ has forged during the last 100 years with partner churches and organizations in Eastern Asia will be in the custody of a new caretaker. Derek Duncan, with the church since 2000, begins his new role as executive of that region on July 3.


Commentary: Let’s Lift Restrictions on the CDC, Allowing Research into Gun Violence Epidemic

What has happened to our society?


Racial justice proponents at odds with Supreme Court ruling on disparaging trademarks

The NFL's Washington Redskins may have the legal ground to continue using their nickname — which has come under fire because of its derogatory nature toward Native Americans. But racial justice advocates of the United Church of Christ believe the team still lacks the moral standing to keep the racially demeaning name.