United Church of Christ

In predominantly white UCC, interest in dismantling racism spikes after Floyd’s death

Since the May 25 killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, the predominantly white United Church of Christ has seen a spike in interest among its members and congregations in learning to dismantle racism.


Neighbors in Need helps people understand housing insecurity, provides pandemic relief

Helping people understand homelessness through the insight of others who have lived with housing instability is the focus of two successful community projects funded by gifts to United Church of Christ Neighbors in Need. And this year, because of COVID-19, the special mission offering did much more.


UCC officers support call for justice for Breonna Taylor

After a Louisville grand jury decides not to charge any police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor, the national officers of the United Church of Christ release this statement of support for the continued call for justice. 

 


All Choked Up

Hearing of Justice Ginsberg’s death choked me up in more ways than one.


Missouri father of five marks three years in Sanctuary as allies advocate for his freedom

1,095 days. That’s the amount of time Alex Garcia, a husband and father of five has been living apart from his family in a Maplewood, Mo. church.


Valarie Kaur to give 38th annual Everett C. Parker Lecture online Oct. 15

A Sikh activist, filmmaker and civil rights lawyer who is also the author of book that calls for revolutionary love will deliver the Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture Thursday, Oct. 15.


Webinar series slated to help craft communications strategy to inspire giving and engagement begins Oct. 7

The UCC OPTIC office teams up with the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University on a webinar series that offers ways to create a communications strategy that inspires engagement and generosity. 


UCC National Setting mourns passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The national staff of the United Church of Christ is mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Starsky Wilson to lead Children’s Defense Fund

UCC minister Starsky Wilson has been named as the next president and CEO of the nation’s leading child advocacy organization.


The Other Side of the Tracks

The idiom “the other side of the tracks” usually refers to a line of demarcation and separation, often actually railroad tracks, between the more affluent part of a town from a more impoverished area.