United Church of Christ News

UCC church in Phoenix mourns man deported to Mexico, welcomes another into sanctuary

A man who lived in sanctuary at Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix for almost two years is deported to Mexico after surveillance by ICE.


Hurricane Harvey prompts UCC emergency appeal for long term recovery

The United Church of Christ launches an emergency appeal to help with long term recovery following Hurricane Harvey — a catastrophic storm that has already displaced thousands of Texans and left five people dead. 


UCC leader expresses outrage at Trump's pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

This statement from the Southwest Conference United of Christ is in response to President Donald Trump’s decision grant a full pardon to former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was recently found guilty of criminal contempt for defying a judge’s order to stop racial profiling of Latinos in immigration enforcement.


Author, activist Rinku Sen to deliver 2017 Parker Lecture

To emphasize the ways in which modern technology can be a tool for racial equality in creating a just world for all, the United Church of Christ's media justice ministry will turn to author and activist Rinku Sen for the upcoming Parker Lecture, where she will highlight the intersection of justice and media.


N.H. UCC members from Indonesia look for help fighting deportation

A member of a New Hampshire United Church of Christ congregation is in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, fighting the threat of deportation back to his native Indonesia, where he faces religious persecution.


Commentary: This Little Light

In Charlottesville two weeks ago, I experienced a darkness I cannot describe.


People of faith in Phoenix hold peaceful protest during Trump visit

Hours of contrasting experiences for United Church of Christ clergy involved in an interfaith worship service and peaceful protest in Phoenix on Tuesday evening, with emotions changing from joy and hope to disappointment and grief.


Boston drowns out racial hatred with faith and love

When racial hatred and white supremacy tried to show up this weekend in Boston, the ugliness was drowned out by love.

 


Progressive faith community in Arizona readies for Trump rally

The progressive Protestant leadership in Arizona is uniting behind a call against the evil of white supremacy in advance of President Donald Trump's visit to Phoenix Tuesday evening, as two UCC faith communities and the Southwest Conference organize an assembly of love and justice in response to the president's rally at the Phoenix Convention Center.


The Urgency of Our Times

In an exceptional show of solidarity, theologians and spiritual leaders of the United Church of Christ's seven seminaries and their colleagues are uniting as signatories on this call to action, denouncing "the profound moral evil of white supremacy" and urging all Christians to make concrete change to end the benefit of white privilege.