United Church of Christ

Standing Rock lawsuit, D.C. March continue movement against Dakota Access Pipeline

First Nations people and their allies opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline continue the movement opposing the pipeline with a lawsuit, D.C. march.


Former Pension Boards, United Church Funds CIO George Doty passes

The former chief investment officer for the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. and United Church Funds is being remembered by colleagues for his wisdom, guidance and leadership. George Doty III died on Thursday, Feb. 16, at age 81 in Sarasota, Fla.


LGBT supporters disturbed by move rescinding protections for transgender students

LGBTQ activists across the United Church of Christ are denouncing the Trump Administration's move to rescind protections for transgender students, allowing them to use bathrooms based on the gender with which they identify.


Commentary: Dismantle Racism: A Call to Action for Racial Justice

There is a story we have told ourselves as a nation. It is the story of who America is, and it rests on the belief that we are a monolithic culture.


UCC clergy incensed, grieved by looming immigration crackdown

The Department of Homeland Security's sweeping changes in immigration enforcement, with new policies that give customs agents and law enforcement more freedom to arrest, detain and deport people without papers, are riling up UCC clergy around the country.


Justice leader Traci Blackmon calls on grassroots gathering to dismantle racism

A UCC national officer emboldened more than 600 clergy and social justice advocates from 13 countries in attendance at a worldwide religious conference to dismantle racism in any shape and form.


Heavy load of business awaits General Synod 2017 delegates

The United Church of Christ's General Synod 31 faces a tall task this summer during business sessions. Delegates must debate as many as 20 resolutions submitted for consideration, decide on a set of changes to the UCC Constitution and Bylaws that would alter the leadership structure of the church's national setting and elect one of the denomination's national officers.


New York congregation, a Sanctuary Church, stands with those detained in ICE raids

A Buffalo congregation continues long-time commitment to social justice by offering support and refuge.


Virginia church members protest ICE raid outside church shelter

Members of Wellspring UCC in Virginia spoke out on Friday, Feb. 17, against raids U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted outside a church-run hypothermia shelter in Alexandria,Va. last week.


Glitter Ashes, Masquerade ball to mark the beginning of Lent in Massachusetts LGBTQ community

 A couple of United Church of Christ pastors find God in glitter. And on Ash Wednesday, they hope scores of others can too.