United Church of Christ

Connecticut churches step up to resettle Syrian refugees

As Syrian families who find their way to the East Coast overcome the obstacles of refugee resettlement in the United States, they are finding help from the congregations of the Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ.


UCC advocates to 'Be the Church' at Sister Marches around the country

When the Women's March for America steps off in Washington D.C. on Saturday, advocates in the nation's capitol rallying for a just world for all will be joined in spirit and in action by scores of others at Sister Marches -- solidarity events organized by volunteers in over 200 cities around the country.


UCC ministries to explore MLK's dream in today's world

Scores of United Church of Christ congregations are preparing to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend in a variety of ways. As the nation marks his life's work for civil rights toward the creation of a just world for all, churches and affiliated ministries of the UCC will look to deepen their understandings of King's dream of civil and economic rights.


UCC advocates rallying for a ‘just world’ at Women’s March in D.C.

Strengthened by the United Church of Christ commitment to love of neighbor and the vision to build a just world for all, hundreds of members of the denomination will put their faith into action at the Women’s March on Washington next week, sending a powerful message to the new government that every human being is worthy of dignity.

 


Commentary: Following Yonder Star (to DC?)

In this, the season of Epiphany, we honor the journey of the Magi to the Christ child.


UCC leaders inspired by Obama farewell message of hope, inclusivity

United Church of Christ leaders, invited to witness President Barack Obama's farewell address to the nation, were honored, inspired and energized by his inclusive message, which was reflected in the makeup of the crowd.


Justice advocates make final push to close Guantanamo

When it first opened in January 2002, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was intended to be a place for the interrogation of detainees and to prosecute them for war crimes. But in the 15 years since, the detention center has been a "de facto" indefinite holding cell. 


'Holy Experiment' that revolves around shared resources named UCC Church of the Month

A new church start that practices love, emphasizes shared leadership, shared resources and the belief that gifts should be given first is being celebrated for its ability 'to share earthly and spiritual resources' as the winner of the UCC Be the Church of the Month Contest.


Moral Monday rallies people of faith, kicks off month of justice advocacy

Showing support for justice, human rights, and compassion as a change of government comes to Washington D.C.


UCC leaders call on Talladega College to avoid participation in Presidential Inaugural Parade

The national leaders of the United Church of Christ have reached out to the president of Talladega College, one of the denomination's Historically Affiliated Black Colleges, about his decision to allow the Alabama school's marching band to participate in next week's presidential inauguration parade.