United Church of Christ

Best-selling author and blogger and environmental leader will speak at General Synod 2017

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.


Commentary: Whose Side is God On?

God is on the side of Righteousness, of Justice. Always. It is we who must decide daily to reject our captains, the gods of our own elevation, and fight on the side of God.


After election, faith groups still strive to create ‘Beloved Community'

In the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election, faith communities are carrying the mantle this week in a continuing effort to create the "Beloved Community" through a series of rallies calling for healing throughout a divided nation.


Post-election response draws people to worship

On Sunday, the first since Donald Trump was elected the next president of the United States, UCC clergy from Asheville N.C. to Tucson, Ariz., and Brooklyn, N.Y. noted more people in the pews during worship.


We stand with Standing Rock

It's a movement of prayer and peace. The United Church of Christ, honoring a sacred commitment to work for a just world for all, is listening to the citizens of America's First Nations, joining the people of many tribes at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota against the 'black snake' -- an oil pipeline under construction across four states that threatens sacred Native lands and the water supply of millions of Americans.


UCC Coalition calls on ONA churches to visibly live out values in light of election results

The Open and Affirming Coalition of the United Church of Christ, along with pastors of UCC ONA churches are calling on progressive people of faith to align themselves now to ensure the civil rights gains made are not lost under a Trump administration.


Commentary: A Nation Divided

This presidential race has been the most contentious in recent memory.


Making America 'A Just World For All' more important after presidential election

In the hours after the end of a divisive and bitter U.S. presidential election, United Church of Christ pastors and ministers began the challenging work of offering a pastoral response to a fractured nation.


A Pastoral Letter to a United Church in a Divided Country

The national officers and conference ministers of the United Church of Christ affirm a sacred commitment to live into the church's mission to build a just world for all, following the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.


Faith communities ask law enforcement to remain neutral on policing Standing Rock

Hundreds of clergy gathered in North Dakota in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe last week, trying to block a pipeline that threatens their water supply and sacred sites. Faith communities elsewhere are also offering support in a different way — by speaking out against law enforcement from other states deployed to the front lines of standoff, and petitioning local authorities to recall their officers.