United Church of Christ

Kansas church helps interfaith group carry on ancient tradition of justice

For most local churches, serving others is easy. Congregations can set up soup kitchens, support clothing banks, visit people in jail, drive elderly people to church or the store –– all meaningful, necessary work. But fulfilling the biblical mandate to do justice is much more complex. In Lawrence, Kan., one UCC congregation is learning how to achieve that mandate, thanks to an interfaith congregational organizing effort that is making a difference.


Commentary: From Social Justice to Action to Ministry

The United Church of Christ continues to shape the way politics, policy and ministry unfold.


Faith community rallies outside Supreme Court in call to uphold right to choice

As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today, March 2, in what is considered the most significant case on abortion in decades, leaders of the United Church of Christ joined people of faith and the religious community to rally for the reproductive rights of women and to urge the eight justices to protect abortion access.


Former youth magazine editor remembered for helping shape UCC

Family, friends and former colleagues are remembering the life of an author, educator, lay leader, and editor of one of the denomination's former publications tailored to youth. Herman C. Ahrens, Jr. served as editor of the United Church of Christ magazine, YOUTH, for three decades after serving his country during World War II.


Central Atlantic churches step up support for One Great Hour of Sharing

For several churches of the Central Atlantic Conference, providing substantial support to One Great Hour of Sharing is central to following Jesus, crucial to their core mission of transformation in the world.


UCC sends aid to people suffering in drought-stricken Ethiopia

With the most severe drought in almost three decades impacting millions of lives across the dry landscape of Ethiopia, the United Church of Christ is acting to help the families at risk. 


Chicago Theological Seminary welcomes Episcopal Church seminary to campus

UCC-related Chicago Theological Seminary announced Friday, Feb. 26, that Bexley Seabury –– one of 10 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church –– will operate from the CTS campus, effective July 2016.


Commentary: Racial Justice

Racial justice is the systemic fair treatment of all people that results in equal opportunities and outcomes for everyone.


NYE organizers announce update to event registration

Organizers of the United Church of Christ’s upcoming National Youth Event are making a revision to the registration window to ensure youth participants have the first rights to register for the July gathering, before opening registration to reasonably accommodate families that hope to take part in the event.


Pension Boards joins worker justice call for poultry employees

The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc., is joining faith-based investors in the quest for fair treatment of Arkansas poultry workers through shareholder advocacy efforts, calling on Tyson Foods leadership to make their workplace safe and to pay their employees a respectable living wage.