UCC churches, clergy and congregants are reaching out with hope and in faith to migrants at our borders and immigrants across the country. Many more are asking what they can do to respond to the government policies that detain and separate families. The Southwest Conference UCC, acting with Justice and Local Church Ministries, is calling each member of the denomination to build on that immigrant-welcoming effort this fall as one Church to Keep Families Together.
Leaders of the United Church of Christ are expressing concern about the nomination of federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. UCC officers believe Kavanaugh, a conservative U.S. District Court judge in Washington D.C., who came up through the Bush administration, could shift Court rulings to the right.
Strong in faith, supported by community, an unaccompanied minor from Guatemala flourishes in Virginia
When Brayan Geronimo Perez Brito was growing up in Nebaj, a town in the mountains of Guatemala, he felt like he had no future. So at 17, he decided to leave home to find one. His journey brought him to Centreville, Virg., the people of Wellspring United Church of Christ, and the Centreville Labor Resource Center.
A homeless veteran in Greensboro, North Carolina will soon have a cozy place to call home courtesy of a United Church of Christ congregation and the support of community volunteers.
My grandmother taught me how to be a Christian, and told me about marching for abortion rights prior to Roe v. Wade.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.