United Church of Christ News

Progressive faith community in Arizona readies for Trump rally

The progressive Protestant leadership in Arizona is uniting behind a call against the evil of white supremacy in advance of President Donald Trump's visit to Phoenix Tuesday evening, as two UCC faith communities and the Southwest Conference organize an assembly of love and justice in response to the president's rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.

The Urgency of Our Times

In an exceptional show of solidarity, theologians and spiritual leaders of the United Church of Christ's seven seminaries and their colleagues are uniting as signatories on this call to action, denouncing "the profound moral evil of white supremacy" and urging all Christians to make concrete change to end the benefit of white privilege. 

Rev. Traci Blackmon calling for action against white supremacy

A national officer of the United Church of Christ — in Charlottesville alongside a faith contingent offering an alternative message to the hate-filled rhetoric of white nationalists — is issuing a call for people of faith to confront white supremacy, to hoist a nation out of its "moral and political crisis."


A week after Charlottesville, UCC clergy ready for Boston

United Church of Christ leaders, clergy and congregants are putting their bodies on the front lines again this week, in opposition to racial hatred and white supremacy — this time in Boston — as far-right hate groups and those who stand against them prepare to publicly march in the city this weekend.

Commentary: The Love of Children: Advocacy and Agency

One of the Three Great Loves included in this recently announced initiative is the Love of Children.

Washington women offer love and listen during ICE Detention Center vigils

On the second Sunday of the month after worship, a half-dozen women from an Olympia, Wash., congregation have committed to spending an hour in the car to devote several more hours sitting along a grassy strip outside the ICE Detention Center in Tacoma.

UCC immigration activists take fight for immigrant youth to White House

Starting today, the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries is joining with faith and education organizations to maintain a 24-hour presence near the White House, telling the current administration to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and protect young immigrant children from deportation.

At solidarity vigils for Charlottesville, UCC clergy lead the way

In the aftermath of the protests and violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., resulting in the death of one person and the injury of 19 others who were deliberately struck by a car that drove into a group of demonstrators, people of faith are speaking out at vigils in different parts of the country.

Sharing love of neighbor in Charlottesville

UCC ministers and mission teams deployed around the community of Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday had a job to do - to offer hospitality, love and care in the church, on the streets and in the hospital.

UCC Pastoral Letter condemns racist violence in Charlottesville, demands equality for all

As a response to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., that left a woman dead and 19 injured, the national leadership of the United Church of Christ issued this Pastoral Letter.