United Church of Christ

UCC leadership: We oppose laws that deny any couple the right to adopt

Protect every family: The leadership of the United Church of Christ opposes any law allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against same-sex couples and transgender parents.


Prayers, rallies and arrests mark Poor Peoples Campaign launch in D.C. and at U.S. state capitols

Thousands of activists calling for a just world for all people rallied on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and statehouses around the country on Monday, launching 40 days of action by the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.


Hawai'i UCC churches live, help, and pray through a slow motion disaster

Over forty religious leaders came together on the big island of Hawai'i to coordinate a humanitarian response to volcanic activity - a a slow-moving natural disaster with no end in sight. Three UCC congregations are located near the area where seventeen fissures have broken through the earth, spraying molten rock and lava flows.


Retiring FCC Commissioner lauds UCC commitment to 'confronting divisions and hostilities'

Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn chose the sanctuary of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, D.C., to deliver her final speech before stepping down after almost nine years.


Commentary: Shining a Light on Abuses Against Immigrants

Much of the debate around immigration in the last year has centered on high-level public policy and legal fights about issues like DACA, the border wall, or refugee bans.


UCC pastor: Central American caravan teaching a congregation to “Fear Not”

A UCC congregation close to the U.S./Mexico border has welcomed one of the first families from the Central American caravan to life in Arizona.


UCC President speaks out against new DOJ immigration policy

The Department of Justice released a new approach to immigration on Monday, one that Attorney General Jeff Sessions said will begin separating parents and children caught crossing the border. UCC General Minister and President John Dorhauer says the church remains adamantly opposed to policies that seek to separate families. 


Two Dallas congregations act as one, raise awareness about gun violence

A stark display outside a Dallas church, one which makes tangible statement against gun violence, has helped unite two UCC congregations in social justice and in worship.


'Leading by Example,' UCC national officers are tested for HIV

The three national officers of the United Church of Christ are leading by example, joining a worldwide campaign to end the stigma around HIV by taking an HIV test.


Commentary: Seeking Peace in Korea: Hope or “Hooey”?

North and South Korean leaders held an historic summit on April 27—the first in more than a decade.