Just Peace Sunday 2019 is a call for lament. It is a call to mourn in the face of crisis and catastrophe. Only through genuine mourning and repentance in the face of our complicity in environmental degradation, can we as a global population ever be catalyzed into action. We must join with the prophet in Jeremiah chapter 4 in calling for contrition and transformation for both our actions and ignorance that have led to such a watershed moment in history. (Read More)
ORGANIZE THE CHURCH: Voter Registration, Education, and Mobilization (featuring Stacey Abrams, Leah Daughtry and Traci Blackmon)
Join us for this engaging conversation about electoral politics and the role the church is called to play to ensure every voice is heard. This webinar continues the OUR FAITH/OUR VOTE 2020 Series as we journey toward elections.
Unique challenges and opportunities arise with in-person Our Whole Lives programs on hold. Join us for a sharing of questions, concerns, ideas, and recommendations.
Open to OWL facilitators and program coordinators in all settings, religious and secular.
Amy Johnson, UCC Minister for Sexuality Education and Justice; OWL trainer
Melanie Davis, UUA OWL Program Manager; OWL trainer
CB Beal, former UU DRE; OWL trainer; founder, Justice & Peace Consulting
Candace Woods, UCC youth minister, OWL program & training coordinator
When it comes to principled, ambitious policy proposals that seek to fundamentally transform our society, the Green New Deal and reparations currently rise to the top. Yet, often they are discussed separately, despite clear and compelling connections. The Green New Deal Resolution proposed in Congress sought "to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future, and repairing historic oppression." At the same time, the demand for reparations compels our society to address the historic injustices of systemic racism, including environmental racism. To explore such connections and how faith communities can work to advance just policies, this webinar will feature three panelists:
- Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a leading champion of the Green New Deal and reparations
- Tamara Toles O'Laughlin, North America Director for 350.org
- Rev. Sekinah Hamlin, Economic Justice Minister for the United Church of Christ
This webinar is co-hosted by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt of the United Church of Christ Environmental Justice Ministry and the Rev. Michael Malcom of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light and the People's Justice Council. The Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., who is Pastor Emeritus for Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, California, will additionally join the webinar to introduce Congresswoman Barbara Lee.
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The Sacred Conversations to End Racism Quarterly Institutes – Fall 2020, Winter and Spring 2021 have reached capacity.
If you are interested in becoming a SC2ER trained facilitator, which is a 12-month in depth and intense community learning experience Visit the SC2ER website for more information SC2ER . SC2ER facilitator application deadline is Friday, January 8, 2021.
Facilitator training begins Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Join the restorative racial justice journey and learning community.
Psalms is the one book of the Bible that defines itself as not the Word of God. This webinar will share what is available to worship and study leaders through the ongoing work of re-writing the Psalms with a heart of justice as “Living Psalms” in UCC WorshipWays, invite the participants to create a psalm-line of their own, and share simple methods to invite faith community members to write, draw, or act their own psalms.
We have rescheduled the webinar for a Special Edition Tuesday for Nurture on: Tuesday, August 11th from 3:30 - 5:30 Eastern Time and will have conversation between Rev. Traci Blackmon, and Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak & Rev. Dr. Curtiss DeYoung, co-authors of the book: Radical Reconciliation: Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism. After the conversation, all panelists will be present for some time to answer your questions as you have them. **Note: This is a two hour conversation, and it will be recorded.** To get your own copy of the book, you can click here: https://www.orbisbooks.com/radical-reconciliation.html
In a time when our nation is becoming increasingly more socially, politically, and spiritually divided, what does our faith require of us?
Tuesdays for Nurture is a Tuesday webinars series which we faithfully focus on education for the people of God. Topics from faith-filled politics, to interviews of key leaders, to "how to's" in congregational life, to the impacts of current realities on the life of the church will be featured. Each webinar will include clear suggestions on what YOU can do to change the church, and the world, towards the world God imagines for us.
Thursdays for the Soul: A webinar series to care for the whole church. Topics are wide ranging, and are focused on the spirituality and care of people. Prayer, worship, music, psalm readings, or compassionate teaching are included. This will be a predictable time of gathering for something to feed your spirit, offered by Faith Education, Innovation, and Formation and Justice and Local Church Ministries of the national setting, United Church of Christ.