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.
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 >>
Pause 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 >>