United Church of Christ News

Journalists link media and social justice at annual Everett C. Parker Lecture

Three professional journalists underscored the important role the media play in promoting social justice at the 35th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture, held Oct. 24 in Washington, D.C.

Missouri church welcomes father of five young U.S. citizens into sanctuary

A United Church of Christ congregation in Missouri is supporting a father of five young U.S. citizens in his battle to stay in this country to raise them to adulthood.

UCC Board talks transformation, innovation and privilege

What does it mean to be the church in a rapidly changing world? That question was the premise of the United Church of Christ Board Fall Meeting, Oct. 18-21. 

UCC newspaper ad condemns racist posters, rising acceptance of intolerance

United Church of Christ national leaders and local pastors, outraged that racist posters inciting violence against LGBTQ students were allowed to remain displayed on the campus of Cleveland State University under the guise of free speech, have made their displeasure evident in a large display ad in the Sunday edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  

A Justice Revival in Milwaukee aims at dismantling white supremacy

A Milwaukee church is building a justice revival around hope – hoping to inspire people to learn more about racial equity and provide them with tools aimed at dismantling white supremacy.

UCC church in Seattle hosts totem pole blessing

An environmental victory in the Pacific Northwest has been marked by in a totem pole blessing at a Seattle UCC church. 

Commentary: Deep into the Eye of the Hurricane in the Caribbean

In the Caribbean people look up and see God in the winds. 

UCC advocates applaud block of third Trump travel ban, call for 'heart-change'

After two federal judges blocked the implementation of the latest version of President Trump's controversial travel ban, United Church of Christ advocates once again called for a reversal of the current administration's anti-refugee, anti-immigrant agenda.

Sonoma congregation offering neighbors welcome home after wildfires

As scores of Northern Californians are being allowed go home to put their lives back together after deadly wildfires, members of a Sonoma UCC congregation, many of them returning evacuees, plan to go out into their neighborhoods as the hands and feet of Jesus.

Loving interfaith community in Kansas stands together against suspected anti-Semitism

What was thought to be a hate crime in a Kansas college town brought more than 200 people of many faiths together for a meal Wednesday night in a huge display of support for the local Jewish community.