UCC launches 'Sacred Conversations to End Racism' curriculum in commitment to racial equity in America
With the launch of Sacred Conversations to End Racism (SC2ER), a restorative justice curriculum, the United Church of Christ adds another tool, another set of resources for congregations working on a sacred mission to eradicate racism.
Monday through Friday, a community of people from all walks of life in Asheville, N.C. gather for a midday meal at the 12 Baskets Café. The Café recreates the model of the traditional soup kitchen, serving high-quality prepared but untouched food donated daily by more than a dozen local restaurants.
A UCC congregation in Springfield, Mass. welcomed into sanctuary a Peruvian mother and her two young children during Holy Week, an act of faith and love which quickly came under scrutiny of city government.
While UCC Disaster Ministries has been providing much needed supplies to the people of Puerto Rico — hygiene kits, tarps, water filters, food, medical supplies and equipment, batteries and generators — Executives have been leveraging relationships and resources with FEMA and through the VOAD movement (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) to further assist local partners on the ground.
Today, 65 million people around the world are displaced, including 22.5 million refugees - the highest number in recorded history.
As the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged America to confront and eliminate racism, a new generation of faith leaders is stepping up to do the same. The national movement kicks off with the A.C.T. to end Racism Rally on Wednesday, April 4 in Washington D.C. on the National Mall.
During Good Friday worship, the people of First Congregational Church of Oakland will hold a 'Seven Last Words' service to mark one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar. But instead of preaching on the seven last words of Jesus before he died on the cross, worshippers will be sharing the last words of seven people who have been killed in this country by the police.
In his Easter Message, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer invites all in the wider church to celebrate the hope of Easter.
In Washington, D.C., and in scores of cities across the country on March 24, the youth of America and their allies delivered a very powerful, very definite message: enough is enough! UCC advocates, urging 'Faith over Firearms,' came out by the hundreds to demand gun reform.
Laws that criminalize HIV are a barrier to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States.