United Church of Christ

Traci Blackmon's Parker Lecture keynote to highlight role of moral media in social justice movements

What is the role of the media in the storytelling of the movement? The Rev. Traci Blackmon, a United Church of Christ national officer, will explore that question next week through the lens of how ongoing social justice movements are shaped by a range of media reports.


Philadelphia congregation's approach to 'Reject Racism' winning way to 'Be the Church'

A Philadelphia congregation is named the UCC's 'Be the Church' winner for the the month of September, for its work to "Reject Racism."


White Privilege curriculum spurs community-wide conversation in Iowa

UCC’s White Privilege: Let's Talk curriculum prompts plans for inclusive sacred conversations on race


Fire collapses roof, does extensive damage to historic Calif. church

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.


Southern California clergy respond in partnership to El Cajon shooting

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.


Commentary: Central Americans Fleeing Violence Need Sanctuary Not Deportation

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).


Cleveland congregation helps give voice to voters through registration drive

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.


UCC advocates celebrate end of 52-year Colombian conflict

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.


UCC leaders express outrage at recent police shootings of black men

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.

 


Commentary: "What does the Lord require of you?"

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.