United Church of Christ News

UCC clergy incensed, grieved by looming immigration crackdown

The Department of Homeland Security's sweeping changes in immigration enforcement, with new policies that give customs agents and law enforcement more freedom to arrest, detain and deport people without papers, are riling up UCC clergy around the country.


Justice leader Traci Blackmon calls on grassroots gathering to dismantle racism

A UCC national officer emboldened more than 600 clergy and social justice advocates from 13 countries in attendance at a worldwide religious conference to dismantle racism in any shape and form.


Heavy load of business awaits General Synod 2017 delegates

The United Church of Christ's General Synod 31 faces a tall task this summer during business sessions. Delegates must debate as many as 20 resolutions submitted for consideration, decide on a set of changes to the UCC Constitution and Bylaws that would alter the leadership structure of the church's national setting and elect one of the denomination's national officers.


New York congregation, a Sanctuary Church, stands with those detained in ICE raids

A Buffalo congregation continues long-time commitment to social justice by offering support and refuge.


Virginia church members protest ICE raid outside church shelter

Members of Wellspring UCC in Virginia spoke out on Friday, Feb. 17, against raids U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted outside a church-run hypothermia shelter in Alexandria,Va. last week.


Glitter Ashes, Masquerade ball to mark the beginning of Lent in Massachusetts LGBTQ community

 A couple of United Church of Christ pastors find God in glitter. And on Ash Wednesday, they hope scores of others can too.


UCC minister in Denver providing pastoral care for mother, activist in sanctuary

A UCC minister in Denver is providing pastoral care to a mother and grandmother, now in sanctuary, who has lived in the United States for 20 years and is facing the prospect of deportation.


Commentary: Living into Our Legacy

Since the election of President Trump, the United Church of Christ has collectively engaged in an ongoing effort to maximize the impact of our agency.


UCC, other faith groups call on White House, Congress to promote peace, justice in Israel-Palestine

As U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the United Church of Christ and 14 fellow Christian organizations are calling on the White House and all 535 members of Congress to support and adopt U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and equality between Israelis and Palestinians.


Colorado church multi-faith camp promotes peace across religious lines

A United Church of Christ congregation in Colorado is taking a multi-faith approach to help children in its community deepen their own faith practices to promote peace now and in the future.