Synod resolution on aligning money and values affirmed unanimously July 5, 2011
Local churches and all settings of the UCC are requested to examine faithfully the business, lending and investing practices of the financial institutions they do business with, as a result of a resolution passed unanimously Tuesday morning by General Synod 28.
Nuclear test ban treaty resolution approved by GS28 July 5, 2011
As General Synod 28 drew to a close on Tuesday afternoon, delegates voted to adopt a resolution encouraging UCC members, congregations, and settings to call on the United States Senate to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
Celebrate in 2013: General Synod heads to Long Beach July 5, 2011
Members of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ danced around the room waving signs that said, “Join the Celebration, Long Beach, 2013” as delegates and visitors joined in singing Kool and the Gang’s hit song “Celebration.”
UCC General Synod 28 calls for international LGBT rights July 5, 2011
General Synod 28 delegates on Tuesday passed a resolution to raise awareness of international instances of systematic discrimination, violence and abuse targeting persons based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
General Synod 28 closing worship: Transform what’s possible July 5, 2011
The Rev. Elizabeth Mitchell Clement invoked the hope of enslaved Africans rehearsed in spirituals and the transformative power of speech with Jesus in her sermon, delivered at the closing worship of General Synod 28 in Tampa.
GS28 approves Unified Governance, sends to Conferences July 4, 2011
After discussion and debate that stretched from afternoon into the evening, delegates to the UCC’s General Synod 28 approved the Unified Governance revisions to the constitution and bylaws by a vote of 613 in favor, 161 against and 10 abstaining.
Synod delegates march in support of Immokalee workers July 4, 2011
Almost 200 General Synod delegates and visitors marched from the Tampa Bay Convention Center across the Platt Street Bridge in Tampa Bay, Fla., in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW).