United Church of Christ

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.


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.