United Church of Christ

UCC activists applaud U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Texas restrictions to abortion

United Church of Christ activists are surprised, but joyful, about the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 decision to strike down a Texas abortion access law that would have closed more than 75 percent of the clinics in the state by imposing unnecessary restrictions. 


Commitment and community mark Illinois church anniversary

An Illinois church celebrates a milestone by inviting couples in its community to renew their wedding vows on the village green.


 


The Rev. Kathryn Matthews, Dean of Amistad Chapel UCC, to Retire

The Rev. Kathryn Matthews will step away from her position as dean of the Amistad Chapel United Church of Christ on June 30 after serving the UCC's national offices for 16 years. 


UCC leader speaks out against Supreme Court inaction on immigration

United Church of Christ General and Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, decries Supreme Court ruling on the Obama administration's immigration plan.


UCC leaders celebrate national landmark status of Stonewall

The national leadership of the United Church of Christ is celebrating the new national monument status of an LBGT landmark. The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village, has been designated the Stonewall National Monument by President Barack Obama, the first addition to the National Park System honoring the history of the LBGT community.


New York UCC leaders call on Gov. Cuomo to rescind state order against BDS

New York UCC leaders are pushing back against N.Y. governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to prohibit state agencies from doing business with organizations aligned with the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.


Pennsylvania pastor stands firm on church's support of Muslim neighbors

When St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Dallastown, Pa., used the sign on its front lawn to wish the Muslims in the community a blessed Ramadan, the Rev. Chris Rodkey never expected the aftermath to come.


Commentary: Guarding Interfaith Initiatives From Superficial Expressions of Inclusion

In May this year South Asian Histories for All (SAHFA), an interfaith coalition of 24 organizations across California and the US, worked together to ensure that fundamentalist versions of history did not come to shape the textbooks created by California’s Instructional Quality Commission (an advisory body to the State Board of Education).


Austin interfaith community declares, 'We Stand with Our Muslim Neighbors'

The interfaith community in Austin, Texas has created a sacred bond against anti-Muslim backlash that began before Ramadan and will continue long after.


Small churches dream big with Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit

Two small UCC congregations in Michigan are singing the praises of the Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit,
released to churches last month, and have big plans for the resource created to help local churches communicate more effectively –– in the media, and in their local communities.