A Just World for All
Wider Church Ministries has prepared this virtual calendar to be used as a liturgical and educational tool for engaging congregations and individuals in global advocacy and learning more about the mission of the United Nations around human rights and related justice issues aligned with the UCC’s vision to create a just world for all.
Key: (*) liturgy is available through UCC Worship Ways
The Thirtieth General Synod called on the congregations of the United Church of Christ to mark the Sunday preceding September 21 (which the United Nation recognizes as the “International Day of Prayer for Peace”) as Just Peace Sunday.
Just Peace isn’t a destination, but the path to the prophet’s envisioned “Beloved Community”. The challenge is to faithful examine ourselves, our community and our culture for the thorns of racial inequity and economic injustice that choke off the sprouting harvest of God’s Spirit. We need to sort the seed from the thistle. Our need for justice and peace is as urgent today as in the Pharaoh’s brick yards of Exodus. Scroll to More Information for Resources.
The 29th General Synod of the United Church of Christ approved a Resolution of Witness calling for the UCC to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, which authorized the genocide of native people and the theft of native lands. In that Resolution we recognize the complicity of the Churches, including the UCC, in the perpetration of these injustices. In the spirit of repentance which that Resolution calls for, we offer this worship liturgy. Scroll to More Information for Resources.