United Church of Christ

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. 


UCC momentum grows in the movement to Keep Families Together

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.


Commentary: Collective Responsibility

We now know the death toll in Puerto Rico is estimated at nearly 5,000 people.


UCC advocates heartened but undeterred by executive order ending family separations at border

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.


UCC Tucson pastor: Protest policies, protect people

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. 


Seattle area churches band together to support immigrants held at Sea-Tac Detention Center

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.


Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences vote to go forward Together, As One

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ made history Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference.


Migrant families at border have nowhere to go

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. 


UCC leaders: Keep Families Together!

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.


Commentary: Making a Difference in Small But Significant Ways

In April I attended the Global Ministries’ gathering of anti-human trafficking activists in Kupang, Indonesia.