By all accounts, tens of thousands of people - possibly hundreds of thousands, - will be in Washington, DC on Saturday, January 21st for the Women's March on Washington.
Scores of United Church of Christ members from all across the country will descend on Washington, D.C., this weekend to speak up for equal treatment of all people at the Women's March on Washington.
For almost 40 years, the United Church of Christ has supported Puerto Rican men and women who were incarcerated for acts and beliefs in favor of the independence of Puerto Rico. Yesterday one of those prisoners, Oscar López Rivera, had his sentence commuted by President Barack Obama.
The people of Cuba are very interested in how the incoming administration will deal with the thawing diplomatic relationship between the United States and their country, a topic brought up frequently during a recent visit by a UCC executive to the island nation 90 miles from the Florida coast.
Advocates from around the nation arriving in D.C. for Saturday’s march have a place to connect.
As Syrian families who find their way to the East Coast overcome the obstacles of refugee resettlement in the United States, they are finding help from the congregations of the Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ.
When the Women's March for America steps off in Washington D.C. on Saturday, advocates in the nation's capitol rallying for a just world for all will be joined in spirit and in action by scores of others at Sister Marches -- solidarity events organized by volunteers in over 200 cities around the country.
Scores of United Church of Christ congregations are preparing to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend in a variety of ways. As the nation marks his life's work for civil rights toward the creation of a just world for all, churches and affiliated ministries of the UCC will look to deepen their understandings of King's dream of civil and economic rights.
Strengthened by the United Church of Christ commitment to love of neighbor and the vision to build a just world for all, hundreds of members of the denomination will put their faith into action at the Women’s March on Washington next week, sending a powerful message to the new government that every human being is worthy of dignity.
In this, the season of Epiphany, we honor the journey of the Magi to the Christ child.