Economic Justice Webinars

Watch our past Economic Justice webinars to learn more about what the UCC is doing to fight for economic justice and how you and your church can get involved.

Repairing the Breach: Climate Justice, Land, Debt and Reparations

April 20, 2022

In preparation for Earth Day, come learn the link between climate Justice, land, debt, and reparations. We will examine the challenges faced by our global partners AND the innovative ways they are tackling them.

Witnesses with the World’s Workers

June 20, 2022

Join us as we hear the testimonies of union workers and workers in the “informal” economies of the world. Rev. Sekinah Hamlin, Minister for Economic Justice at the United Church of Christ, will be joined by leaders representing informal economy workers in Zimbabwe, representatives from the National Farm Worker Ministry, migrant workers, union workers, and more. Learn key ways you and your church can help support and educate about worker justice rooted in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including ways of participation in this year’s Labor in the Pulpit.

How to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

December 21, 2021

Religious Workers AND Clergy are now eligible for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)! Public Service Loan Forgiveness programs and other methods that can help ALL borrowers (including religious workers and clergy) reduce or better manage student loans. Come learn how to apply for PSLF from Attorney Ashley Harrington, a senior official of the Federal Student Aid Office of the US Department of Education. She will answer any questions you may have as well. We are glad for this partnership with the National Council of Churches.

Mind the Gap: Worker Justice, Wage, Medicaid, and the Right to Organize

June 15, 2021

In part two of this four-part series, we will address the need for worker justice. Over the next few months, we will explore Motherhood, Working and Wage Justice, Debt, and Health Equity. Join us as we look at the gaps for workers and their families that make it difficult to survive and thrive. We will examine wage, labor organizing, Medicaid Expansion, and how to hold corporations accountable for how they treat workers both in the US and abroad.

Reparatory Justice and Reparations: Truth-Telling, Conciliation, and Healing

June 9, 2021

The Case for Reparations is a national and global movement for people of African descent—enslaved Africans and their descendants globally. Reparatory justice is also needed for descendants of Indigenous peoples including Native Americans, Latin Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders/Hawaiians whose legacies include, genocide, theft of land, the denial of legal and human rights, and forced labor to build the wealth of Europe and U.S. territories.

Mind the Gap: Motherhood

May 4, 2021

In this four-part series, we will address the need for economic justice. Over the next four months, we will explore Motherhood, Working and Wage Justice, Debt, and Health Equity. Join us for part one on the topic of Motherhood with Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., co-lead sponsor of the Momnibus bill in the US House of Representatives and member of House Financial Services and Education and Labor Committees. The conversation will continue with ways that you and your congregation can participate in advocating for paid family leave for all workers beyond the pandemic and the global movement for equity and justice for women and girls. Let’s spend our time honoring mothers by advocating for them effectively!

BACK TO SCHOOL: The Impossible Choice and How Your Church Can Help

August 13, 2020

Local churches can do so much to come alongside educational systems to provide support for children in their community.  Join this webinar to learn what your church can do to mind the gap between the educational systems adapting to COVID-19 and the real time care that families in your congregation and community will need to thrive.  We will present theological framing, story, resources, and places to look for funding to undergird your programmatic and community interventions.

RIP Medical Debt Press Conference – Kansas Oklahoma Conference

November 24, 2020

Early this year, our churches in Kansas and Oklahoma joined together to raise money to abolish medical debt for those most in need. Those recipients will soon be receiving their forgiveness letters, so it is time to announce the results of this initiative!

Inside RIP Medical Debt

October 7, 2020

Understanding how RIP Medical Debt works and our partnership to eliminate medical debt from some of our most vulnerable neighbors. Join Rev. Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries and Rev. Kent Siladi, Director of Philanthropy, as they discuss this important initiative with Scott Patton, Director of Development for RIP, for this important conversation.

The Green New Deal and Reparations

August 6, 2020

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. This webinar explores those connections and how faith communities can work to advance just policies.

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Please contact Sekinah Hamlin, UCC Minister for Economic Justice at or join the UCC Economic Justice Champions to get updates about educational events and opportunities to take action.