More than 60 firefighters responded to a four-alarm blaze at a historic California congregation of the United Church of Christ on Friday afternoon, Sept. 30, that extensively damaged the iconic building.
Several United Church of Christ clergy and staff were present at the police department briefing Wednesday, Sept. 28, looking for answers as to why Alfred Okwera Olango died at the hands of an officer in that San Diego suburb.
Children, families, women and men are fleeing violence, gang conscription, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation in the Northern Triangle of Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras).
As Democrats and Republicans debate the winner of the first presidential debate, UCC churches continue to work to make sure every voice is heard in the November election.
The last armed conflict in South America is finally over after five decades, more than 200,000 lives lost and 5 million people displaced. The United Church of Christ has spent two decades calling and working for an end to the violence in Colombia, and today church advocates share with the people of that country the joy of a peace agreement.
Two families are mourning the loss of black men at the hands of police after a pair of deadly shootings within the last week in North Carolina and Oklahoma. United Church of Christ leaders in those states say the church and the nation must refuse to continue living in a climate where injustice is the norm.
I believe it is important to realize that we are all bystanders in this moment in history regarding sexuality issues in our society and our world.
Ahead of General Synod 2017 in Baltimore — and in preparation for the next groundbreaking resolution from the church — the General Synod administration team has put together a brief, explanatory video guide that outlines how to submit a resolution for consideration by Synod delegates.
Any opportunity to bring people of all ages together is an opportunity to enrich the life of a church. That strong belief by United Church of Christ minister the Rev. Julie Yarborough is part of what fuels the intergenerational relationships that are formed at Christ Church's annual retreat. This month, the UCC Faith Formation Ministry team is looking to the New Jersey congregation’s annual All Church gathering as a model for other congregations seeking to forge important faith-forming, cross-generational relationships.
At a National and World Council of Churches consultation, participants assessed the role that churches have played in the struggle for peace the Middle East, and repeated their call to the Israeli government to end its occupation of the Palestinian territories, calling for the United States to adopt a neutral position in hopes that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace as equals.