Synod expresses concern for Iraqi refugees June 29, 2009
In their first action on a resolution, delegates to General Synod 27 expressed concern for refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq who have been forced from their homes and are living "with much uncertainty and hopelessness."
Synod-goers plunge into Sacred Conversations on Race June 29, 2009
"Racism remains a wound at the heart of our nation, a wound that cannot be wished away or treated carelessly," the Rev. John H. Thomas wrote in his pastoral letter last year, inviting the United Church of Christ into a Sacred Conversation on Race.
Youth are still speaking about Sacred Conversations June 29, 2009
Although new immigrants arrive in Chicago every day, Demetrious Gonzalez and Brandon Felfle, of Chicago’s First Congregational Church, admit they spend more time talking about shoes and electronics than about immigration and race.
The Comma crosses the pond June 29, 2009
By Christmas 2010, Americans visiting London probably will see another familiar logo, besides the Nike swoosh, the Golden Arches and Coke: the God is Still Speaking comma.
Chaplains emphasize care for returning service personnel June 29, 2009
After 24 years of serving around the globe service as a military chaplain, Lt. Com. PamelaJune Anderson is now specializing in three areas. The UCC minister is increasingly focused on helping service personnel reenter society and reunite with their communities, churches, and families.
Historians seek Afro Christian roots June 29, 2009
As part of a rapidly developing "Christian Preservation Project," a group of UCC historians is searching for documentation and personal reflections on the church's Afro-Christian roots.
UN official: Use malaria approach on economic crisis June 28, 2009
The United Nations' chief policy officer told the board and friends of Wider Church Ministries that both he and the secretary general "saw fear in the eyes" of world leaders as they met recently on the economic crisis.