United Church of Christ

UCC condemns Trump's inappropriate political message at Boy Scout Jamboree

Leaders of the United Church of Christ expressed their shared disapproval of President Donald Trump's politicized remarks to a Boy Scouts of America Jamboree.

Faith Leaders For Health Care vow to stay, monitor potential Senate vote on ACA repeal

The Rev. Traci Blackmon and other faith leaders from a number of traditions are in Washington, D.C., taking a stand on Capitol Hill for the "human right" of health care for all Americans. They plan to make their voices heard as the Senate plans to vote July 25 on health care reform.

General Synod service project will help keep hundreds warm during Baltimore winter

Thanks to the help and generosity of participants in a United Church of Christ General Synod service project, homeless men, women and children in the Baltimore area will receive a warm perk this winter.

UCC launches Adese Fellowship to mentor, help create enterprises with social and economic value

The United Church of Christ, hoping to help entrepreneurs be the change in the world, is now taking applications for a groundbreaking program that will allow participants to build sustainable businesses that counter systemic poverty.

Commentary: Our State of Mass Incarceration

Over the last couple of weeks I have engaged in civil disobedience in the Senate building on Capitol Hill while speaking out in opposition to the proposed revisions to our nation's health care laws.

UCC clergy among Minnesota activists demanding justice following fatal shootings by police

The UCC was well represented at multifaith march in a Minneapolis neighborhood Thursday evening, where hundreds gathered to pray, mourn and demand justice for the people around the country killed by police, including 40-year old Justine Damond, fatally shot by a Minneapolis officer last weekend.

UCC pastors stand with young woman from Africa as she's granted asylum in U.S.

A 22 year old lesbian from Africa, escaping persecution and brutality at the hands of her father and her husband, was supported by her faith family at a Batavia, N.Y. federal detention center as she faced an immigration judge, who granted her asylum in the United States.

NYC immigration activists rally around Haitian UCC member under threat of deportation

Faith leaders, immigration activists and elected officials will march silently around a federal building in New York City on Thursday to proclaim "Justice for Jean" in solidarity with Jean Montrevil — a longtime green-card holder from Haiti and member of a United Church of Christ congregation.

White Privilege curriculum sparks awareness, change in small Iowa community

The United Church of Christ's adult curriculum on white privilege, released less than a year ago, is sparking change across an entire community in Iowa, bringing joy to the local UCC pastor who got the ball rolling.

UCC ministers oppose toxic waste dumping in East Chicago

A United Church of Christ minister is adding her voice to the activists and Indiana residents angered at a plan to move dredged waste to a toxic disposal facility located near communities of color in their state.