United Church of Christ

Commentary: Collective Responsibility

We now know the death toll in Puerto Rico is estimated at nearly 5,000 people.


UCC advocates heartened but undeterred by executive order ending family separations at border

After President Trump issued an executive order reversing a policy to separate migrant families at the border, UCC General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer is urging people of faith to keep up the pressure – pushing the government to change the 'zero tolerance' immigration policy.


UCC Tucson pastor: Protest policies, protect people

A UCC minister in Tucson who provided pastoral care in a Homeland Security detention center for children in Arizona weighs in on ways people of faith can change the detention of immigrant children brought into the U.S. 


Seattle area churches band together to support immigrants held at Sea-Tac Detention Center

A group of churches in the Highline area south and west of Seattle has organized an ecumenical effort to support immigrants being held at the Federal Detention Center, Sea-Tac (FDC Sea-Tac), 12 miles south of downtown.


Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences vote to go forward Together, As One

The Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ made history Saturday, voting overwhelmingly to form a new unified Conference.


Migrant families at border have nowhere to go

A UCC pastor at the United States border with Mexico is supporting migrants in an almost hopeless situation. It's a crisis at the Arizona border that is overwhelming available humanitarian resources. 


UCC leaders: Keep Families Together!

The National Leadership of the United Church of Christ calls on the people of the denomination's almost 5,000 congregations to take action now to keep migrant families together.


Commentary: Making a Difference in Small But Significant Ways

In April I attended the Global Ministries’ gathering of anti-human trafficking activists in Kupang, Indonesia.


Toilet Paper Pyramid going up in Long Island to benefit local charities

A United Church of Christ congregation in Long Island, N.Y. is hoping to acquire 25,000 rolls to construct the world's largest toilet paper pyramid next month — in an effort to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, and to help numerous charities in its community.


UCC/DOC Leaders on US-Korea Summit: Peace is a process

Leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) issued this statement following the summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un which resulted in an understanding that Pyongyang would work toward denuclearization and the United States would end joint military exercises with South Korea.