United Church of Christ

At DC immigration rally, Traci Blackmon calls on people of faith to live by moral law of love

The Rev. Traci Blackmon brought greetings from the UCC to 30,000 people gathered at Lafayette Square across from the White House, site of the "Families Belong Together" rally in Washington, D.C. on June 30, urging them to keep fighting for love.


Voices at DC immigration rally speak up, speak out against family separations

People across America, young and old, lifted up their voices at more than 700 'Families Belong Together' rallies on June 30, calling for change in the government immigration policies, and the immediate reunion of migrant families separated at the border.


Commentary: Similar Stunt, Different Day, Still Barbaric

The story of the involuntary separation of vulnerable children from their parents seeking refuge in the U.S. has dominated the global news cycle for nearly a month.


UCC minister: Smiles bring hope to Lakota Reservation in South Dakota

Hope blooms on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, planted by a partnership of the Dakota Association of the United Church of Christ and Simply Smiles.


Traci Blackmon featured in CBS Interfaith Special on religion and African-American women

The Rev. Traci Blackmon is one of three women religious leaders featured in a CBS Interfaith Special, "Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality," that is scheduled for broadcast around the country beginning Sunday, July 1.


Asylum seeker and her sons find refuge in Arizona pastor's hospitality

Arizona pastor the Rev. Randy Mayer has spent almost two decades ministering to his migrant neighbors. He and his church, Good Shepherd UCC on the U.S border with Mexico, are now sponsoring an ayslum seeker and her sons hoping to make a better life in the U.S.


To youth at UCC West Central RYE, Faith Equals Action

The young people who made up the United Church of Christ's West Central Regional Youth Event put their faith in action in many ways as they gathered at Grinnell College, Iowa, during the week of June 19-22.


UCC leadership sickened, angered by Supreme Court ruling upholding Muslim travel ban

The national leadership of the United Church of Christ continues to condemn President Trump’s September travel ban, which restrict citizens from predominantly Muslim countries from traveling to this country. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban this morning.


Poor People's Campaign pushes to change public policy, starting with Saturday mass rally in D.C.

Thousands rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, lifting up the message of the Poor Peoples Campaign, calling for a 'moral revival' — a change in public policies to care for the most vulnerable Americans.


Ohio church brings people together to oppose immigration policies

A Canton, Ohio pastor, angered by the "immoral and inhumane" treatment of migrant children and their families at the hands of the U.S. Border Patrol, opened the doors of Congregational United Church of Christ Saturday evening, for a community prayer vigil and rally.