United Church of Christ News

Baltimore interfaith service of unity and healing marks anniversary of uprising

Though their faiths are different, Baltimore-area religious leaders came together to pray for healing and unity Monday as the city marked the first anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, and the ensuing violent protests that followed.


UCC takes aim at gun violence in May

The United Church of Christ, which has long advocated for sensible, responsible policies to end gun violence, is amplifying a call for change in May with a sharable video message, and a new 5-part Bible study.


United Church Funds broadens investments, lessens exposure to fossil fuel companies

In time to celebrate Earth Day, United Church Funds has widened its investment in global corporations — while avoiding companies that produce oil, coal or gas— to meet the desires of investors, and to work toward meeting a General Synod 2013 resolution that urges divestment, along with other strategies, from fossil fuel companies to combat climate change.


UCC reaffirms commitment to Nepal earthquake recovery

As the people of Nepal mark the first anniversary of the most devastating earthquake to hit their small country in more than 80 years, the United Church of Christ is reaffirming its long-term commitment to help survivors put their lives back together.

 


Texas community steps up to support congregation devastated by floodwater

A small Texas congregation devastated by a historic flood in a newly renovated sanctuary is vowing to rebuild with the help friends, neighbors and the Holy Spirit.


Commentary: In Praise of House Parties

The first environmental gathering I ever attended was a house party.


U.S., Palestinian churches lay groundwork for future collaboration to strengthen advocacy

Two peoples and three faiths sharing one city. That sentiment — about Arabs and Jews from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths sharing the city of Jerusalem — was shared and repeated at a historic summit assembling the heads of several U.S. and Palestinian churches, church organizations and civil sector leaders.


U.S., Palestinian Christian churches meet in historic gathering in pursuit of peace

In pursuit of peace and to strengthen the Christian presence in the places where Jesus once walked, the United Church of Christ is part of a historic summit assembling the heads of several U.S. and Palestinian churches for two days of discussions in Atlanta.


Dorhauer inspired, charged by three-congregation installation service

The Rev. John C. Dorhauer travels coast-to-coast in a weekend of worship, installed as the United Church of Christ’s ninth general minister and president.

 


UCC ministers preach together to keep fossil fuels in the ground

As the “Keep it in the Ground” preach-in advocating keeping fossil fuels in the ground approaches, pastors from across the country are signing on, igniting a groundswell of support for the movement to bring fresh creative solutions to the threat of global warming. And their reasons for joining in are as varied as their geographic locales.