United Church of Christ News

A week after Charlottesville, UCC clergy ready for Boston

United Church of Christ leaders, clergy and congregants are putting their bodies on the front lines again this week, in opposition to racial hatred and white supremacy — this time in Boston — as far-right hate groups and those who stand against them prepare to publicly march in the city this weekend.


Commentary: The Love of Children: Advocacy and Agency

One of the Three Great Loves included in this recently announced initiative is the Love of Children.


Washington women offer love and listen during ICE Detention Center vigils

On the second Sunday of the month after worship, a half-dozen women from an Olympia, Wash., congregation have committed to spending an hour in the car to devote several more hours sitting along a grassy strip outside the ICE Detention Center in Tacoma.


UCC immigration activists take fight for immigrant youth to White House

Starting today, the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries is joining with faith and education organizations to maintain a 24-hour presence near the White House, telling the current administration to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and protect young immigrant children from deportation.


At solidarity vigils for Charlottesville, UCC clergy lead the way

In the aftermath of the protests and violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., resulting in the death of one person and the injury of 19 others who were deliberately struck by a car that drove into a group of demonstrators, people of faith are speaking out at vigils in different parts of the country.


Sharing love of neighbor in Charlottesville

UCC ministers and mission teams deployed around the community of Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday had a job to do - to offer hospitality, love and care in the church, on the streets and in the hospital.


UCC Pastoral Letter condemns racist violence in Charlottesville, demands equality for all

As a response to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., that left a woman dead and 19 injured, the national leadership of the United Church of Christ issued this Pastoral Letter.


UCC shows up in Charlottesville

Love and prayer trump hate and bigotry.


Public art project 'Love is the key' shares UCC values across Ohio community

A UCC church in Ohio is celebrating love to mark its 200th anniversary. Through a public art project 'Love is the Key,' doors, designed and decorated by more than 31 artists, are being installed in outdoor locations all around the community on the south shores of Lake Erie.


Charlottesville state of emergency ends 'Unite the Right' rally 

A state of emergency has been declared in the usually tranquil university community of Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday after clashes between white nationalists and demonstrators gathered to oppose their hate-fueled 'Unite the Right' rally brought an end to the event less than an hour before it was scheduled to begin.