“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, August 13, 2020 @ 3:30p EST
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.
The UCC and Economic Justice
Since its inception in 1957, the United Church of Christ has been committed to economic justice. Many individuals and congregations have worked, with the grace of God, to make our nation and the world a place where all people may live in fullness of life. Still, too many people today are hurting. Poverty stunts lives. Rising economic inequality thwarts opportunity and creates insecurity. In the global North, unwise social choices and over consumption break down community, destroy the planet and threaten future generations. God’s people and God’s creation call out. We hear their cries and want to respond.
In 2014 the UCC Economic Justice Movement was born with the goal of continuing and strengthening the UCC's work for economic justice. Individuals, congregations, and all settings of the UCC are invited to join this Movement. The focus is action, action that is based on sound information, guided by the Holy Spirit, and offered with, and in support of, those on the margins and at risk.
There are a variety of ways to get involved from joining in advocacy efforts and participating in demonstrations and marches, to becoming an Economic Justice Church. Wherever you or your congregation is on a journey of working for economic justice, you will find a welcoming place within the UCC Economic Justice Movement.
Issues of Economic Justice
Staff members of the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries educate and advocate around a number of economic issues. You can find links to these in the list below and on the left side of this page.
- Justice on the job for all workers, especially low-wage workers
- Care for families and those who do unpaid care labor (coming soon!)
- Predatory lending and oppressive debt (coming soon!)
- Economics and the Environment (coming soon!)
- Race, Ethnicity, and Reparations (coming soon!)
- Globalization, Trade and Investment Treaties
- Immigration, Labor Trafficking (modern-day slavery)
- Poverty, Inequality of Income and Wealth
- Tax Reform