United Church of Christ

Commentary: Sanctuary Rising: Lifting up hope in times of fear and hate

Every day we face a new story of a family being separated and children torn from their parent.

As Wendy's defies joining Fair Food Program, General Synod to consider boycott for farmworker justice

Wendy's acquiesced to a teenager's request for a year of free chicken nuggets. But the fast-food chain won't pay an extra cent per pound of tomatoes to support low-wage farm workers.

A clergy network facilitated safe abortions years before Roe v. Wade

A network of clergy acted out of faith 50 years ago this month to help connect women seeking an abortion with doctors who could safely provide them. In celebrating the formation of the Clergy Consultation Service in New York City, there was something obvious to those who were part of the network — 50 years later, their work still isn't complete.

DMV Sanctuary group works for release of mother of two detained by ICE in Virginia 

Several UCC congregations, part of a coalition of churches in the Washington, D.C., area, come together for a just world for all.

CHHSM Vice President J. Bennett Guess Leaving to Become ACLU of Ohio Executive Director

The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, Vice President of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, is leaving to become the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.

Faith community speaks out as FCC begins rollback of open internet rules

The Federal Communications Commission is beginning to roll back the internet neutrality rules that regulate Internet service providers, and the faith community is pushing back. The rules provide strict oversight of internet provider companies — something that United Church of Christ advocates on the issue say is necessary to ensure equal access to the internet.

Synod resolutions seek to enhance UCC giving model with modern approaches

Philanthropy has evolved since the formation of the United Church of Christ 60 years ago, but the denomination's policy and patterns around giving have not. That could soon change.

Commentary: The “other” is not actually the problem!

A couple of months ago, African students living in Delhi, India had to bear the brunt of angry mobs. 

Pennsylvania congregation calls attention to opioid epidemic in highly visible way

A UCC congregation interested in doing something about the opioid epidemic touching families in Western Pennsylvania set aside this week to raise awareness of the problem, in a highly visible and sobering way.

Pilot project promotes partnership between UCC climate justice teams and 350.org

A pilot project to build a partnership centered on climate justice is inviting green teams of UCC congregations to affiliate with the grassroots organization 350.org.