United Church of Christ

Church leaders praise Cleveland lawmakers for new transgender community protections

Equality advocates of the United Church of Christ are hailing the city of Cleveland, home to the denomination’s national offices for more than 25 years, as Cleveland City Council members on Wednesday unanimously passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects the rights of the transgender community.


Commentary: Old Stories in Today's Time

I remember the stories my parents told me. They did not give up. Nor did your parents. Nor should we.


UCC president, D.C. minister call on RNC to snuff out hate speech during convention

In an effort to smother hate speech and anti-Muslim and anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John Dorhauer, joined by the voices of U.S. military veterans, Muslim and LGBT rights leaders, challenged political party leaders to turn the tide of bigotry and discriminatory remarks on the campaign trail, starting with the upcoming Republican National Convention next week in Cleveland.

 


Traci Blackmon tapped to participate in historic national conversation on race with President Barack Obama

The Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, a national officer of the United Church of Christ, will be joining President Barack Obama in a national historic town hall conversation on race on Thursday evening, July 14.


Missouri Mid-South Conference breathes new life into 87-year-old ministry

Through a carbon offset credit program, the 4,000-acre Shannondale Tree Farm is now positioned to be a reoccurring source of revenue that will fund ministries of the Missouri Mid-South Conference and beyond for centuries to come, while helping to protect God’s creation. 


Faith leaders call for more morality in politics

Faith leaders are crossing denominational, racial and social lines to come together on behalf of the marginalized, calling on political party leaders to embrace a moral agenda that champions justice and equality instead of fear and rhetoric.


Faith groups in Texas community form human wall of support around mosque following gunfire

Nearly 150 people representing a dozen faith communities ringed the Islamic Community Center of Bryan-College Station Texas in a show of solidarity on Friday, July 8.


Vandalism at Maryland church being investigated as hate crime

Vandals broke into Immanuel United Church of Christ in Catonsville, Md., on June 29 causing more than $25,000 in damage, and the act is being investigated as a hate crime.


UCC Leader: We must mourn them all - we are all connected

The UCC's acting Executive Minister of Justice and Witness Ministries, mourning the lives lost recently to fear and to hate, is offering a reflection following an especially difficult 72 hours in America.


UCC President: We cannot remain silent

In response to the violence and gunfire that have ended so many lives in the last 72 hours, the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ is calling for peace and reconciliation, as difficult as that may seem.