KYP: Voices for justice and peace

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Focusing on Jerusalem

During the month of March, when Lent concludes with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter, the UCC will raise the voices of Israelis and Palestinians who seek peace and justice in the region where our Savior once walked. This third multimedia campaign tied to the church’s core mission encourages all to advocate for peace.

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Display the Rainbow!
Proudly proclaim your extravagant welcome — join the Open and Affirming Coalition’s campaign to make sure all know they are welcome in the UCC. Display a rainbow banner and image outside the entrance of your church.
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A Great Legacy, a New Ministry
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, executive minister of the United Church of Christ’s Local Church Ministries, resigns to assume a new role as vice president of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries.Read more >>
Bad Girls, Whole Stories, Holy Stories
The UCC is celebrating Women’s Week during the first week of March, which coincides with other denominational and secular observances, including International Women’s Day on March 8. Explore Women’s Week in worship based on Bad Girls of the Bible, a Pilgrim Press book inspired by women’s experience in the current media. Get resources >>
Campaigning for Change
As President Obama prepares to visit Cuba next month, advocates in the United Church of Christ are calling on Congress to open up trade with the island nation. Learn more >>
A sure signal of the coming spring for baseball fans across the country — the call that ‘pitchers and catchers have reported.’ It’s a sign, as the Rev John Dorhauer notes in today’s podcast, that marks yet another cycle of life, a start to a new season. Listen in >>
UCC Data at Your Fingertips
There’s still time to report your data so your church’s current information can be printed in the 2016 UCC Yearbook and Directory. Pre-order now to reserve yours today >>
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Music and art converge near U.S.-Mexico border to highlight immigration issues
New church assessment coordinator inspired to support congregations
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UCC Church Building and Loan Fund helps Louisville church envision the future
Arizona pastor redefines church for transgender youth
Vermont church members do service work in Kenya
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Florida pastor protection act before lawmakers in both chambers
Southern New England Conferences call communications minister
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Standing up for transgender neighbors in South Dakota
Syrian refugee resettlement focus of New Jersey church forum
Oklahoma pastor urges state lawmakers to address family health care concerns
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The Israel boycott controversy
Most Americans oppose LGBT discrimination
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Pope Francis wraps up Mexico trip
Pope suggests women can use contraception during Zika crisis
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St. Louis archbishop cutting ties with Girl Scouts
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