United Church of Christ

Faith community rallies outside Supreme Court in call to uphold right to choice

As the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today, March 2, in what is considered the most significant case on abortion in decades, leaders of the United Church of Christ joined people of faith and the religious community to rally for the reproductive rights of women and to urge the eight justices to protect abortion access.

Former youth magazine editor remembered for helping shape UCC

Family, friends and former colleagues are remembering the life of an author, educator, lay leader, and editor of one of the denomination's former publications tailored to youth. Herman C. Ahrens, Jr. served as editor of the United Church of Christ magazine, YOUTH, for three decades after serving his country during World War II.

Central Atlantic churches step up support for One Great Hour of Sharing

For several churches of the Central Atlantic Conference, providing substantial support to One Great Hour of Sharing is central to following Jesus, crucial to their core mission of transformation in the world.

UCC sends aid to people suffering in drought-stricken Ethiopia

With the most severe drought in almost three decades impacting millions of lives across the dry landscape of Ethiopia, the United Church of Christ is acting to help the families at risk. 

Chicago Theological Seminary welcomes Episcopal Church seminary to campus

UCC-related Chicago Theological Seminary announced Friday, Feb. 26, that Bexley Seabury –– one of 10 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church –– will operate from the CTS campus, effective July 2016.

Commentary: Racial Justice

Racial justice is the systemic fair treatment of all people that results in equal opportunities and outcomes for everyone.

NYE organizers announce update to event registration

Organizers of the United Church of Christ’s upcoming National Youth Event are making a revision to the registration window to ensure youth participants have the first rights to register for the July gathering, before opening registration to reasonably accommodate families that hope to take part in the event.

Pension Boards joins worker justice call for poultry employees

The Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc., is joining faith-based investors in the quest for fair treatment of Arkansas poultry workers through shareholder advocacy efforts, calling on Tyson Foods leadership to make their workplace safe and to pay their employees a respectable living wage.

UCC advocates encouraged by President Obama's plan to close Guantanamo

Advocates in the United Church of Christ and other faith communities are lauding President Barack Obama's long-awaited plan to close down the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The president, who sent his proposal to Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 23, made it clear that keeping the prison open is "contrary to our values."

UCC disaster response to Fiji cyclone will help thousands in temporary shelters

As the death toll from the strongest cyclone to make landfall climbs again today and the full scope of the disaster in Fiji begins to unfold, United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries is responding with $7,000 to help put tens of thousands of affected people on the Pacific island nation back on their feet.