United Church of Christ News

UCC ministers join Texas faith leaders in condemning anti-sanctuary law

A dozen United Church of Christ ministers in Texas are part of an interfaith coalition of 200 religious leaders who have sent a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott condemning a recently-signed law that targets sanctuary cities.


Commentary: Your gifts support love and justice

What do the Amistad and the Deaconess Sisters have in common?


Justice grant helps Alabama church open safe space to LGBT teens

An Alabama church opens a safe space to LGBT teens with the help of a Grass Top grant from Justice and Witness Ministries.


Kansas City faith community helps pass sales tax to fund inner-city economic development

In Kansas City, Missouri, two UCC ministers and a coalition of churches, civil rights organizations, and activists organized a remarkable political victory; a city sales tax increase that benefits the people of the inner city.


UCC leaders caution executive order won't be final word on religious liberty

United Church of Christ leaders believe the distinction between church and state became murkier on Thursday after the latest White House executive order directed the IRS to look the other way when churches endorse political candidates — which is prohibited by U.S. tax law.


Reformed Churches' new UCC affiliation expands ministry in New York

In an affirmation of inclusiveness and ecumenism, the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ has welcomed eight newly-affiliated congregations to the life of the denomination this week.


Commentary: Do not deny care to our neighbor

The vote by the House of Representatives did not demonstrate Jesus' call to love thy neighbor. Instead, writes the Rev. Traci Blackmon, elected officials abandoned their responsibility to serve all the people, to care for all the people, to protect all the people.


ACA replacement 'disheartening,' UCC advocates ready to fight another day

Health care advocates of the United Church of Christ are disappointed with Thursday's action in Congress, with lawmakers taking the first step in rolling back the Affordable Care Act. But they aren't defeated.


Commentary: A Reluctant Marcher

We've all been doing a lot of marching lately. There have been so many major witnesses in DC this year that the running joke is that "protest is the new brunch." 


What's next after the People's Climate March?

How will the 200 UCC activists counted among the 200,000 who turned out in Washington, D.C. to march for environmental justice on April 29 continue to express their resolve for U.S action that combats climate change?