United Church of Christ

Massachusetts mother released from sanctuary at UCC church

A UCC congregation in Springfield, Mass. is celebrating with a Peruvian mother saved from deportation though sanctuary. Gisella Collazo left South Congregational United Church of Christ on Monday after she was granted a one-year stay of removal.


Poor People's Campaign advocates rally in D.C. around 'right to live'

Everyone has a right to live. That statement, the focus of this week's Poor People's Campaign rally in Washington, D.C., on June 11, prompted powerful speeches, drew signs with a number of different calls to action around jobs, income, the right to organize and housing, and spurred more than 100 arrests.


The 'new' UCC National Setting comes together

The UCC National Setting is seven months into a new way of functioning, living into a organization re-imagined by a change in the Bylaws, under a General Minister and President and two Executive Ministers.


Commentary: Sounding the Alarm

Long before ordination or motherhood, my first ministry was nursing.


U.S. interfaith leaders urge government to #KeepFamiliesTogether

Twenty ecumenical and inter-religious leaders come together in a statement calling on the U.S. government to rethink current immigration policies and stop separating families.


UCC pastor: I pray with my body in the Poor People's Campaign

A UCC pastor in Manhattan, Kan., focuses on what it looks like to pray with her body, and risking arrest for doing so, as part of the Poor People's Campaign.


UCC dismayed with Supreme Court decision in Colorado Cakeshop case

United Church of Christ leadership is expressing dismay and displeasure over a United States Supreme Court decision that rules in favor of Colorado baker who did not want to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple based on his religious beliefs, calling it a "difficult and dangerous ruling that leaves the door open to discrimination."


UCC kicks off Pride month with Cleveland celebration of diversity and inclusion

The United Church of Christ kicked off Pride month on Saturday, June 2, with a visible presence in the parade and following festival held in denomination’s home city of Cleveland.


UCC leaders join national call to end 'cruel' immigration policy, keep families together

UCC leaders add their voices to a national call to action to end the purposeful separation of families at the U.S. border.


Commentary: Another One Bites the Dust

As I began to write this piece, the internet was blowing up with the latest sexual harassment scandal: Morgan Freeman.