United Church of Christ News

North Carolina mother leaves sanctuary after deportation order cancelled

A North Carolina mother of three who has been living in sanctuary in a Greensboro church with her two young sons can return to her home in Winston-Salem after a federal immigration judge cancelled her deportation order.

Rev. Traci Blackmon: It is up to US to stop gun violence

May we stop wringing our hands in helpless disbelief and satiating our hearts with false narratives of lone gunmen. Because until we do all we can to prevent such mass shootings, no gunman acts alone.

UCC national leaders, executives explore immigration and race issues during European trip

Almost a dozen executives and leaders from the United Church of Christ, recently returned from a 17-day trip in Europe, spent the journey exploring questions about what it means to be a reforming church in today's world.

UCC general minister and president responds to grief of a community, nation, after Las Vegas shooting

The leader of the United Church of Christ, saddened and sickened over the loss of life in a mass shooting Sunday night in Las Vegas, offers prayers for those killed, the injured, their families, the first responders, and those who continue to provide physical and pastoral care in that community.

Commentary: No Ban, No Raids, No Wall: Sanctuary for All

"No ban, no raids, no wall."

UCC sending first round of assistance to partners in Puerto Rico

The United Church of Christ is sending the first of many grants to church partners in Puerto Rico on Friday, to get drinking water, first aid, and fuel to as many people as possible on the hurricane-ravaged island where life-saving supplies seem to be limited.

UCC leaders angered by White House decision to slash refugee admissions by half

United Church of Christ leaders are sharply criticizing the plan as one that lacks moral reasoning, while pledging that the denomination will continue to support refugees in the future, just as it has welcomed neighbors previously.

Clean up bucket collaboration puts more than 1000 kits in the hands of hurricane victims

United Church of Christ congregations across the country are collaborating with other churches, businesses and organizations around emergency clean-up buckets, to make sure the much-needed supplies get to the people who need them in Texas, Florida and beyond.

UCC poised to offer long-term assistance in Puerto Rico

The United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries and other relief agencies are poised to assist the people of Puerto Rico, in an effort to stem the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the U.S. commonwealth following the massive devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria five days ago.

UCC's White Privilege curriculum gets ecumenical audience in Rhode Island

An ecumenical body in the New England region, the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, is using the UCC's White Privilege curriculum, sharing it with churches to engage in bold, safe and meaningful conversations of race with the intent of helping dismantle privilege and racism.