Standing Rock allies call on supportive citizens across the country to pick up the pen and the phone
As thousands of religious leaders, clergy, chaplains and military veterans plan to converge in North Dakota Dec. 4 for a day of prayer at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, UCC allies call for continued advocacy in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline in the form of phone calls and petitions.
Embracing Syrian refugees through education, fundraising and advocacy is the focus of the UCC’s ‘Our Still Speaking Voice’ initiative in December.
During the final month of the Middle East Initiative, Palestinian theologian and pastor the Rev. Mitri Raheb, a General Synod 2015 preacher, will participate in a webinar that reveals the ongoing challenges of the Palestinian Christian community, which today lives under Israeli occupation, and the prospects for peace in Israel-Palestine.
A Native American speaker I heard recently suggested the day should be called Thanks-taking, for Native American land and identity continues to be stolen.
Pennsylvania church members renovating a vacant parsonage to welcome refugee families find themselves renewed in the process.
As a part of our nation's civil religion, Thanksgiving comes with its own set of feel-good mythologies and symbols. Heartwarming, romantic images of Native Americans and Europeans sharing a meal together, however, not only negate a violent history, they also negate a current reality that is far from appetizing. For many of us, that unappetizing reality confronted us Sunday night and Monday morning.
The son of a United Church of Christ minster in Oregon, along with a group of young climate activists, is preparing for a trial against the U.S. government in hopes of protecting future generations from the effects of greenhouse gasses and climate change.
A convoy of church folk from the west suburbs of Chicago is heading up to North Dakota with a cargo van loaded with supplies to help the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation brave the upcoming winter.
The water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation who want to stop the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline value ally support—but they also hope allies will listen for guidance when they show up.
Glennon Doyle Melton, a New York Times best-selling writer and speaker, and Aaron Mair, president of the Sierra Club, and will address the biennial gathering scheduled in Baltimore in 2017.