United Church of Christ

Commentary: Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage in the United States

During May, we celebrate the heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


UCC community aids flood recovery in Texas

As the cleanup continues in Texas following high winds and flash floods in late April, UCC members are teaming up to help the people affected by the storms find normal again.


U.S. Diplomacy, not arms sales, needed in Middle East

The United Church of Christ, in a letter sent to Congress Thursday, May 5, is joining more than a dozen faith based-organizations speaking out against the U.S. role in militarized engagement in the Middle East.


New homes help shelter Filipino families in Typhoon Haiyan recovery

As the rebuilding effort in the Philippines continues — more than two years after the most destructive storm to make landfall ripped through the South Pacific — the United Church of Christ continues to help shelter the survivors who lost everything. 


Andover Newton, Yale Divinity School announce partnership

In keeping with their bold approach to theological education, UCC-related Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School unveiled plans May 2 to explore the possibility of a phased affiliation, beginning in Fall 2016.


UCC releases faith-based tools aimed at ending gun violence

The United Church of Christ, urging churches around the country to get involved in gun violence prevention, releases a very personal video message from a local congregation that lived through a horrific mass shooting in their small community.


Commentary: HB2

I am not transgender. I cannot know what the struggle is like to claim your identity in a culture like ours, where even the power of the state is brought to bear to enact discriminatory laws that embolden hatred, vitriol, and ignorance.


Baltimore interfaith service of unity and healing marks anniversary of uprising

Though their faiths are different, Baltimore-area religious leaders came together to pray for healing and unity Monday as the city marked the first anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, and the ensuing violent protests that followed.


UCC takes aim at gun violence in May

The United Church of Christ, which has long advocated for sensible, responsible policies to end gun violence, is amplifying a call for change in May with a sharable video message, and a new 5-part Bible study.


United Church Funds broadens investments, lessens exposure to fossil fuel companies

In time to celebrate Earth Day, United Church Funds has widened its investment in global corporations — while avoiding companies that produce oil, coal or gas— to meet the desires of investors, and to work toward meeting a General Synod 2013 resolution that urges divestment, along with other strategies, from fossil fuel companies to combat climate change.