United Church of Christ

Commentary: Guided By My Grandmother’s Wisdom: Faith and Reproductive Justice

My grandmother taught me how to be a Christian, and told me about marching for abortion rights prior to Roe v. Wade.


UCC minister: Calling interfaith presence to Minnesota to stop a pipeline

A Minnesota UCC minister is calling faith leaders to join in opposition of Enbridge Energy Line 3 – an oil pipeline that could endanger the headwaters of the Mississippi River and lakes where the Ojibwe tribes have fishing and wild rice harvesting rights. 


UCC leadership: Janus decision threatens collective voice of American worker

The national leadership of the United Church of Christ is denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which they say "will be recorded as one of the most far-reaching rulings of 2018."


'Love will triumph someday' – California pastor opens up about immigrating to U.S.

The Rev. Rhina Ramos knows all too well the fear and the struggle facing migrants coming to the United States, hanging on to the hope of building a better life. She lived it.


At DC immigration rally, Traci Blackmon calls on people of faith to live by moral law of love

The Rev. Traci Blackmon brought greetings from the UCC to 30,000 people gathered at Lafayette Square across from the White House, site of the "Families Belong Together" rally in Washington, D.C. on June 30, urging them to keep fighting for love.


Voices at DC immigration rally speak up, speak out against family separations

People across America, young and old, lifted up their voices at more than 700 'Families Belong Together' rallies on June 30, calling for change in the government immigration policies, and the immediate reunion of migrant families separated at the border.


Commentary: Similar Stunt, Different Day, Still Barbaric

The story of the involuntary separation of vulnerable children from their parents seeking refuge in the U.S. has dominated the global news cycle for nearly a month.


UCC minister: Smiles bring hope to Lakota Reservation in South Dakota

Hope blooms on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, planted by a partnership of the Dakota Association of the United Church of Christ and Simply Smiles.


Traci Blackmon featured in CBS Interfaith Special on religion and African-American women

The Rev. Traci Blackmon is one of three women religious leaders featured in a CBS Interfaith Special, "Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality," that is scheduled for broadcast around the country beginning Sunday, July 1.


Asylum seeker and her sons find refuge in Arizona pastor's hospitality

Arizona pastor the Rev. Randy Mayer has spent almost two decades ministering to his migrant neighbors. He and his church, Good Shepherd UCC on the U.S border with Mexico, are now sponsoring an ayslum seeker and her sons hoping to make a better life in the U.S.