UCC Minister: Pope Francis affirms ecumenism at World Council of Churches 70th Anniversary Celebration
Pope Francis called prayer "the oxygen of ecumenism," during a landmark visit to the World Conference of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland on June 21, part of the commemoration of the WCC's 70th anniversary. Under the theme of "Ecumenical Pilgrimage - Walking, Praying and Working Together", Francis' visit to Geneva was only the third by a pope, and the first time that such an occasion was dedicated to visiting the WCC.
As the movement for immigrant justice grows, UCC advocates pray with children in the Senate office building and unite electronically to share additional ways to stand with migrant families on the truth of the Gospel.
We now know the death toll in Puerto Rico is estimated at nearly 5,000 people.
After President Trump issued an executive order reversing a policy to separate migrant families at the border, UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer is urging people of faith to keep up the pressure – pushing the government to change the 'zero tolerance' immigration policy.
A UCC minister in Tucson who provided pastoral care in a Homeland Security detention center for children in Arizona weighs in on ways people of faith can change the detention of immigrant children brought into the U.S.
A group of churches in the Highline area south and west of Seattle has organized an ecumenical effort to support immigrants being held at the Federal Detention Center, Sea-Tac (FDC Sea-Tac), 12 miles south of downtown.
The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ made history Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference.
A UCC pastor at the United States border with Mexico is supporting migrants in an almost hopeless situation. It's a crisis at the Arizona border that is overwhelming available humanitarian resources.
The National Leadership of the United Church of Christ calls on the people of the denomination's almost 5,000 congregations to take action now to keep migrant families together.
In April I attended the Global Ministries’ gathering of anti-human trafficking activists in Kupang, Indonesia.