United Church of Christ

Devotional Subject: Environment

A national ministry of the United Church of Christ celebrated Earth Day's 50th anniversary with calls to protect nurses, African Americans and poor people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to fix food, health and other systems that have links to the environment – and are now revealed to be broken.


United Church of Christ members and congregations are responsible for thousands of trees so far in the Three Great Loves Tree Planting Campaign, timed to coincide with an ecumenical Faith Climate Action Week, now underway through April 26.


Armed with data from a respected research firm, the UCC today posted a map of "super polluters" on the web. It is part of a report titled "Breath to the People: Sacred Air and Toxic Pollution" -- and it calls for action.


The research in the UCC's new environmental report, "Breath to the People: Sacred Air and Toxic Pollution," was done by a respected nonprofit based in the nation's capital and founded by former staff members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


A United Church of Christ minister, a UCC-related seminary's earth center, and an ecumenical activist group with UCC leaders are among 34 semifinalists for the 2020 American Climate Leadership Awards.


St. John United Church of Christ, Freeport, Ill., and First Congregational UCC, Walla Walla, Wash., are the latest of some 90 UCC congregations that have gone solar, welcoming lower energy costs but equally motivated by faith.


Supporting young climate-justice activists, United Church of Christ representatives led and were active in interfaith events in New York City and Washington, D.C. – and issued calls for action – during a Week of Climate Action. The week started with a worldwide Climate Strike on Friday, Sept. 20, and continues through Friday, Sept. 27.


Across the country, United Church of Christ members, following the lead of young people everywhere, joined millions striking in the United States and around the world in a call to action on the climate crisis.


Energized by an interfaith chapel service, some 75 Clevelanders of faith – including members of the United Church of Christ's national staff and local churches – showed up to support a youth-led Climate Strike that drew a couple hundred people downtown on Friday, Sept. 20, a day of similar demonstrations around the world.


UCC Conferences, congregations and climate activists are urging all people of faith to participate in a Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike.