United Church of Christ News

Faith leaders mark anniversary of March on Washington with a D.C. witness on moral values

Fifty–four years after the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, the United Church of Christ was well represented at another call for justice in the nation's capital on Monday.


Texas church, washed out in 2016, flooded by Hurricane Harvey

As UCC Disaster Ministries gears up to assist the people of Texas hurt by Hurricane Harvey, one growing church, washed out by a massive flood in 2016, is once again hit hard by rising waters.


UCC church in Phoenix mourns man deported to Mexico, welcomes another into sanctuary

A man who lived in sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix for almost two years is deported to Mexico after surveillance by ICE.


Hurricane Harvey prompts UCC emergency appeal for long term recovery

The United Church of Christ launches an emergency appeal to help with long term recovery following Hurricane Harvey — a catastrophic storm that has already displaced thousands of Texans and left five people dead. 


UCC leader expresses outrage at Trump's pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

This statement from the Southwest Conference United of Christ is in response to President Donald Trump’s decision grant a full pardon to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently found guilty of criminal contempt for defying a judge’s order to stop racial profiling of Latinos in immigration enforcement.


Author, activist Rinku Sen to deliver 2017 Parker Lecture

To emphasize the ways in which modern technology can be a tool for racial equality in creating a just world for all, the United Church of Christ's media justice ministry will turn to author and activist Rinku Sen for the upcoming Parker Lecture, where she will highlight the intersection of justice and media.


N.H. UCC members from Indonesia look for help fighting deportation

A member of a New Hampshire United Church of Christ congregation is in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, fighting the threat of deportation back to his native Indonesia, where he faces religious persecution.


Commentary: This Little Light

In Charlottesville two weeks ago, I experienced a darkness I cannot describe.


People of faith in Phoenix hold peaceful protest during Trump visit

Hours of contrasting experiences for United Church of Christ clergy involved in an interfaith worship service and peaceful protest in Phoenix on Tuesday evening, with emotions changing from joy and hope to disappointment and grief.


Boston drowns out racial hatred with faith and love

When racial hatred and white supremacy tried to show up this weekend in Boston, the ugliness was drowned out by love.