After celebrating a historic decision that blocks the builders of Dakota Access Pipeline from running pipe to carry fracked oil under the Missouri River, the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and their allies are staying the course in an effort to stop the project from further impacting their sacred lands and water sources.
General Synod promises to be an inspiring and engaging event. Our keynote speakers include Aaron Mair, environmentalist and the first African American president of the Sierra Club, and Glennon Doyle Melton, activist, philanthropist, and author of the best-selling Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior.
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From my days as a college student 20 years ago, I can recall reading about the real or imaginary efficacy of moral appeals in seeking social change.
A spontaneous Skype call and the Holy Spirit brought the leaders of four progressive Christian churches from around the world together for a serious discussion on collaboration.
UCC churches in Minnesota are calling on the denomination to welcome immigrants, wholeheartedly supporting an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation resolution that could come before General Synod 31 in 2017.
Standing Rock allies call on supportive citizens across the country to pick up the pen and the phone
As thousands of religious leaders, clergy, chaplains and military veterans plan to converge in North Dakota Dec. 4 for a day of prayer at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, UCC allies call for continued advocacy in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in the form of phone calls and petitions.
Embracing Syrian refugees through education, fundraising and advocacy is the focus of the UCC’s ‘Our Still Speaking Voice’ initiative in December.
During the final month of the Middle East Initiative, Palestinian theologian and pastor the Rev. Mitri Raheb, a General Synod 2015 preacher, will participate in a webinar that reveals the ongoing challenges of the Palestinian Christian community, which today lives under Israeli occupation, and the prospects for peace in Israel-Palestine.
A Native American speaker I heard recently suggested the day should be called Thanks-taking, for Native American land and identity continues to be stolen.