United Church of Christ

Understanding the Issues

Doing justice, seeking peace and building community are central to the identity of the United Church of Christ. We invite you to explore the breadth and depth of the UCC's justice work. Join us in building a stronger faith-based movement for peace, justice, equality and inclusivity. Our work is rooted in the teachings of scripture and the policies of our General Synod. Questions about anything you see here? Send us a message.

To explore JWM issue areas, click on the categories below.

Bullying: What we can do to stop it
Justice for Children
Public Education
Sexuality Education
Criminal Justice
Gun Violence

Human Trafficking
LGBT Justice
Media Justice
Our Faith Our Vote Campaign
Torture Awareness – National Religious Campaign Against Torture
Voting Rights
Economic Justice
Banking and our Values
Fair Trade Project (Formally the UCC Coffee Project)
Congregation-based Community Organizing
Economic Inequality
Economic Justice Covenant Program
Hunger| Just Eating
International Trade and Investment
Jubilee Debt Relief - Jubilee USA
Tax Reform

Environmental Ministries
Carbon Neutral Churches
Church Habitat Restoration
Climate Change
Creation Justice: What It Is
Environmental Racism
Flint Water Crisis
Fossil Fuel Divestment
Infrastructure Justice
Mountaintop Removal
Space Debris
Standing Rock

International Trade and Investment
Jubilee Debt Relief - Jubilee USA
Learn more about our Global Partnerships through our UCC/DOC Global Minstries.

Disabilities and Mental Health
Faith Community Nurse Network
Health Care Justice
Health Equity
Mental Illness
Physician Aid in Dying/Physician Assisted Suicide
UCC Health Ministries
Sexuality Education
LGBT Justice
UCAN - UCC HIV and AIDS Network
UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns
Bullying: What We Can Do to Stop It
Just Peace
Nuclear Weapons
Torture Awareness – National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Racial Justice
Doctrine of Discovery: Lenten Study
Intersections: Racism and...
Sacred Conversation on Race - the Journey Continues
Race, Ethnicity, and Economic Justice
White Privilege

Women's Justice Home
Expansive Language
Human Trafficking
Reproductive Justice
Sexual and Domestic Violence


Labor Sunday
Labor Unions
Low-wage Work
Workplace Justice