United Church of Christ News

UCC advocates celebrate Senate inability to pass 'skinny repeal' health care legislation

UCC clergy and health care advocates are offering joyous prayers of thanks after the U.S. Senate is unable to pass 'skinny repeal' health care legislation.


Commentary: Three Great Loves

With its new Mission Statement, the United Church of Christ is committed to exploring what it takes to build a just world for all by simply loving God and loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.


UCC leaders, ONA Coalition stand with trans Americans who want to serve their country

National leaders of the United Church of Christ and the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition are standing with transgender members, friends, neighbors and family across the country today, after President Donald Trump announced a total ban on service by transgender Americans in the United States Armed Forces.


UCC condemns Trump's inappropriate political message at Boy Scout Jamboree

Leaders of the United Church of Christ expressed their shared disapproval of President Donald Trump's politicized remarks to a Boy Scouts of America Jamboree.


Faith Leaders For Health Care vow to stay, monitor potential Senate vote on ACA repeal

The Rev. Traci Blackmon and other faith leaders from a number of traditions are in Washington, D.C., taking a stand on Capitol Hill for the "human right" of health care for all Americans. They plan to make their voices heard as the Senate plans to vote July 25 on health care reform.


General Synod service project will help keep hundreds warm during Baltimore winter

Thanks to the help and generosity of participants in a United Church of Christ General Synod service project, homeless men, women and children in the Baltimore area will receive a warm perk this winter.


UCC launches Adese Fellowship to mentor, help create enterprises with social and economic value

The United Church of Christ, hoping to help entrepreneurs be the change in the world, is now taking applications for a groundbreaking program that will allow participants to build sustainable businesses that counter systemic poverty.


Commentary: Our State of Mass Incarceration

Over the last couple of weeks I have engaged in civil disobedience in the Senate building on Capitol Hill while speaking out in opposition to the proposed revisions to our nation's health care laws.


UCC clergy among Minnesota activists demanding justice following fatal shootings by police

The UCC was well represented at multifaith march in a Minneapolis neighborhood Thursday evening, where hundreds gathered to pray, mourn and demand justice for the people around the country killed by police, including 40-year old Justine Damond, fatally shot by a Minneapolis officer last weekend.


UCC pastors stand with young woman from Africa as she's granted asylum in U.S.

A 22 year old lesbian from Africa, escaping persecution and brutality at the hands of her father and her husband, was supported by her faith family at a Batavia, N.Y. federal detention center as she faced an immigration judge, who granted her asylum in the United States.