United Church of Christ

UCC October border initiative to show God's love knows no boundaries

As a long-time advocate for the rights of immigrants, the United Church of Christ, which welcomes the stranger and advocates for social justice and human rights, is planning a big presence at the United States-Mexican border next month.


International voices join UCC call to NFL team to change name

Church leaders in the United Kingdom join UCC voices calling on the Washington, D.C. team to change name and logo.


Commentary: A Tale of Two Children

Recent news stories about two children of God send mixed messages. 


Syrian refugee resettlement a global and UCC issue

As the United States reaches the goal of accepting 10,000 refugees for resettlement in 2016, a United Church of Christ leader notes that "the time for U.S. churches to be very involved in welcoming Syrian refugees is upon us."


Racists Anonymous meetings continue Sacred Conversations on Race

A North Carolina church addresses racism as part of a weekly 12 step program, created by the developer of the God is Still Speaking campaign, that can be adapted for use by any congregation.


Central Atlantic Conference calls acting minister on short-term basis

Following the sudden death of conference minister the Rev. John Deckenback last month, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ is turning to the Rev. Sheldon Culver as acting minister as the conference prepares to ramp up a search process for an interim minister.


Effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline moves to D.C. District Court

Tribal leaders who traveled by bus from the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota to a U.S District courthouse in Washington, D.C., were joined by advocates from the United Church of Christ in a public demonstration of solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Cornerstone Fund CEO Gordon Gilles announces retirement

Gordon Gilles is retiring as president and CEO of the Cornerstone Fund, concluding 21 years of service to that ministry of the United Church of Christ.


Commentary: Awakening the Nation with Action against Pipeline

Collegium Statement of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation


UCC leaders speak out in opposition to Dakota Access pipeline

Future construction of a controversial crude oil pipeline in North Dakota is being challenged in court this week by Native American nations and environmental organizations, with the public support of the national officers and conference leaders of the United Church of Christ.