United Church of Christ News

Welcoming immigrants 'the Christian thing to do' in Santa Fe

A UCC congregation in Santa Fe is working for a just world for all, advocating for and assisting immigrants and refugees, and collaborating with others in community.


UCC advocates join Native Americans in D.C. march against Dakota Access Pipeline

UCC members make up the largest faith contingent joining the First Nations march from the Army Corps of Engineers offices to the White House.


Rev. Traci Blackmon nominated to continue leading UCC's justice work as executive minister

The UCC Board of Directors unanimously voted March 9 to nominate the Rev. Traci Blackmon to lead Justice and Witness Ministries, a ministry that she has guided for 14 months as its interim executive.


Commentary: In Search of a Moral Health Care System

We are a country whose citizens pledge "liberty and justice for all" and whose government is to be organized so as to "promote the common welfare".


Reflecting on Japanese internment, Honolulu UCC pledges solidarity with Muslim, Hispanic communities

To lament the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 that interned people and families of Japanese ancestry, a Hawaii congregation of the United Church of Christ is speaking out against the ongoing rhetoric directed at Muslim and Hispanic immigrants.


California UCC to boost sanctuary movement in San Mateo

Called to protect and stand with immigrants facing detention and deportation, a California congregation of the United Church of Christ has opened its doors, ready to offer sanctuary to vulnerable neighbors in the San Mateo community.


UCC leaders condemn revised White House travel ban

Despite a revised version of the White House's executive order on travel restrictions for citizens of six predominately Muslim-majority nations, United Church of Christ leaders remain committed to keeping America's doors open to refugees and immigrants.


Minnesota churches, as kindred spirits, band together to pledge sanctuary

Four UCC congregations in Minnesota are preparing space, as sanctuary churches, to make a home for immigrants threatened by deportation, with several others pledging to be their support system.


UCC joins ecumenical effort to safeguard immigrants, refugees

A battle over an anticipated revision to the White House's travel ban is building up in ecumenical circles. The United Church of Christ is adding its voice to a new nationwide effort of three dozen faith groups in support of refugees that responds to the needs of the most vulnerable and seeks to restore their hopes for resettling in the United States.


Commentary: Let No One Pull You So Low

As I read, watch, and listen to news reports, I am sometimes frustrated when the topic of "hatred or hate crimes" is covered.