KYP: Justice Matters

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Interfaith Organizing for Justice

A UCC congregation in Kansas has helped found “Justice Matters,” a local interfaith organization of 21 diverse religious congregations joining forces around justice issues. Together, this Kansas faith community has brainstormed ideas for affordable housing, trauma care for babies, and the creation of a Crisis Stabilization Center to help people with mental illness and addiction into treatment.


Protect Women’s Rights of Choice and Access
UCC advocates, part of an interfaith effort of more than 80 religious organizations that affirm the right for women to access safe, legal abortion care, take their message to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Make March about the Middle East
There is great diversity in opinion among Israeli opinion about the occupation. On Monday, March 14, at noon EST, join a Global Ministries webinar to hear from Hagai El-Ad, Executive Director of B’Tselem, The Israeli Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. “The fight against [the occupation] is more crucial than ever –– a fight in which B’Tselem plays a major strategic role,” El-Ad has said. “There is no doubt in my mind that human rights cannot be upheld under an oppressive regime of ongoing occupation and dispossession.” Register today >>
Together We Can End It
Eliminating HIV stigma and discrimination is vital to stopping the spread of HIV and ending HIV-related deaths. This is why UCAN, the United Church of Christ HIV & AIDS Network, is leading a national effort to reduce and eliminate stigma through the Framework for Dialogue. During this week’s National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (March 6-13), support the UCAN campaign to fund these efforts. Learn more >>
Ministerios Latinos en la Iglesia Unida de Cristo
Help us focus on the future! If you identify as Latino/Latina, your input is needed to help shape the direction for ministries in the United Church of Christ. Take this survey, and share it with your networks. Please respond in March >>
Learning to pause, to stop, to breathe and to think before taking action can often be a way to preserve things that are important. In today’s podcast, the Rev. John Dorhauer reflects on how a pause makes him a more effective agent for change and transformation. Listen in >>
Sacred InterSextions
Be part of the Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ’s first-ever retreat on the intersection between sexuality, spirituality and justice. Led by Phil Porter, president of the Open and Affirming Coalition, and the Rev. Rebecca Voelkel, Coalition secretary and former executive director, the March 31-April 3 event at the Oak Ridge Conference Center near Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., is open to people of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, gender identities and cultural and life experiences. Learn more and register today >>
UCC minister Nancy Taylor is featured on Palm Sunday, Easter on Day 1 radio show
Former Youth magazine editor remembered for helping shape UCC
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“Black Lives Matter” banners repeatedly stolen in Maryland
UCC GMP: My visit with the Mufti: A man of peace in a religion of peace
A religious group wants everyone to try on a pair of white privilege glasses
The right to abortion — and religious freedom
Iowa church sign vandalized
UCC minister makes room for rap in the house of God
Maryland ministry helps veterans with post-traumatic stress
Wisconsin play makes $11,000 for food pantry
Iowa church film series to cover human trafficking, poverty and violence
West Virginia city launches anti-discrimination campaign
Massachusetts clergy wants community green burial plan
California college hosts roundtable of same-sex marriage activists
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Franklin Graham campaigns for hope, not votes
Vatican newspaper essays suggest women should preach at Mass
Abortion war in Texas goes before shorthanded Supreme Court
Moral issues in Europe’s migrant crisis
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