United Church of Christ

Chicago area convoy taking winter gear to Standing Rock water protectors

A convoy of church folk from the west suburbs of Chicago is heading up to North Dakota with a cargo van loaded with supplies to help the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation brave the upcoming winter.


Stand with Standing Rock by Listening First, Acting Second

The water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation who want to stop the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline value ally support—but they also hope allies will listen for guidance when they show up.


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.