Advocates in the United Church of Christ and other faith communities are lauding President Barack Obama's long-awaited plan to close down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The president, who sent his proposal to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 23, made it clear that keeping the prison open is "contrary to our values."
As the death toll from the strongest cyclone to make landfall climbs again today and the full scope of the disaster in Fiji begins to unfold, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is responding with $7,000 to help put tens of thousands of affected people on the Pacific island nation back on their feet.
During the month of March, when Lent concludes with the Easter celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the UCC will raise the voices of Israelis and Palestinians who seek peace and justice in the region where our Savior once walked. This third multimedia campaign tied to the church’s core mission encourages all to advocate for peace.
Both the Rev. Barbara Kershner Daniel and the Rev. Kenneth Daniel grew up understanding the importance of the United Church of Christ's One Great Hour of Sharing program and how it changes and saves lives. When the couple was approached about supporting the work of One Great Hour of Sharing, they stepped up to serve as national spokespersons for an OGHS endowment fund established two years ago that aims to deepen and expand the work of the church and its partners.
Arts and immigration justice will intersect in Arizona for three days during the "Common Ground on the Border" festival. In its third year, the March 17-19 event gathers a multicultural community of musicians, artists, writers, lecturers, actors, and dancers of all ages at The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, in the United States-Mexico borderlands, for conversation and creativity.
As citizens of this great republic, we know that one way to ensure our voices are heard is in the voting booth.
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister of the United Church of Christ's Local Church Ministries, is resigning his position as national officer on April 8, 2016, to assume a new role as vice president of the UCC's Council for Health and Human Service Ministries.
As the United States decides how to open up more opportunities to get Americans to Cuba, advocates in the United Church of Christ are calling on Congress to open up trade with the island nation.
The national office of the United Church of Christ is welcoming a new individual who will serve and support the 5,000-plus congregations of the denomination as they seek to grow in witness, outreach and welcome. The Rev. Chris Davies began her role as the coordinator for the Congregational Assessment, Support and Advancement (CASA) Ministry in Local Church Ministries on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Anticipating Easter, members of a small but mighty New Mexico church are working to bring more kindness to their community, taking on good works in God’s name during Lent instead of giving up something.