United Church of Christ

Gathered in UCC chapel, people of many faiths give thanks for immigrants

Ninety people from at least seven faith traditions filled the Amistad Chapel at the United Church of Christ's national mission offices Monday, Sept. 16, to celebrate their shared welcome for the immigrant and stranger.


From food to nukes and drones, Just Peace Churches have impact at home, abroad

Two churches in Indiana helped resolve domestic violence in their rural community and civil war in Sri Lanka. In California, a city church needed to name a big part of its mission. All of them found Just Peace was just the framework they needed.


Muslim migrant’s legal battle, and his spirit, transform L.A. church

Getting to know Yusuf, tortured in Africa for being gay and now seeking protection in the United States, has transformed the ministry of a UCC congregation in Los Angeles. The church is helping him fight a legal battle to avoid being returned to persecution in his homeland.


Commentary: The No Ban Act

I made a visit to Senator Portman’s office recently. It was an opportunity to ask him to support HR 2214, known as the No Ban Act.


People of faith urged to heed Global Climate Strike

UCC Conferences, congregations and climate activists are urging all people of faith to participate in a Sept. 20 Global Climate Strike.


Religious consult after UN Climate Summit to plan faith group actions

Calling climate change an emergency, representatives of Christianity and other world religions will gather in New York City Sept. 24 to create an action plan for faith communities. Four United Church of Christ leaders will be there.


UCC National Staff shares love in a dozen different ways

In what has become an annual tradition, several teams of United Church of Christ national staff members fanned out across greater Cleveland on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to spend a sunny September day in service.


Refugees reach out to Ohio congressman as 2020 admissions expected to drop

Several refugees in Columbus had the opportunity to have a conversation about family reunification with an Ohio congressman, who came to meet with them and hear their stories at a local United Church of Christ.


'Just Peace' declarations help churches do something locally, globally

In a time of gun violence, immigration conflicts, a growing wealth gap and seemingly endless racism and war, some United Church of Christ congregations are finding that being a Just Peace Church is a good way to get organized and do something.


Climate crisis, youth strike call impels action across the UCC

The climate crisis is an emergency, and the world's youth are calling on all of us to start acting like it. On Friday, Sept. 20, three days before the United Nations convenes Climate Summit 2019 in New York,
the UCC will be following the lead of young people leading strikes for the love of creation in cities and towns across the planet.