United Church of Christ

Synod resolution looks to welcome abuse and neglect survivors from shadows

A proposed resolution to the United Church of Christ General Synod will seek to put the plight of adult survivors of child abuse and neglect under a national spotlight, in hopes of creating more awareness, conversation and welcome in the church's congregations.


UCC advocates stand with the vulnerable as Senate regroups on healthcare reform

Senate Republican leaders, sensing they lack the support to repeal the Affordable Care Act, put a halt on a planned vote on the GOP replacement bill until after the Fourth of July holiday. Advocates of the United Church of Christ, while cheered by Tuesday’s action, continue to speak out in support of those who stand to lose the most in this healthcare debate


UCC leaders see Supreme Court decision as a 'step backward for religious freedom in the U.S.'

A Supreme Court decision over a church playground could have far-reaching implications in the religious freedom of all people, and in the separation of church and state.


Supreme Court blocks some access to U.S., will hear cases on Trump travel ban, LGBT discrimination

In the final days before concluding business for the summer, the U.S. Supreme Court outraged leaders of the United Church of Christ leaders who have consistently voiced their support and welcome for refugees to the United States, and for same-sex couples who are entitled to equal rights and protections from public discrimination.

 


North Carolina church rallies around mother facing deportation Wednesday

A UCC congregation in North Carolina is part of an interfaith effort rallying around a mother facing deportation this week, despite living and working in their Winston Salem community for the last 17 years.


Medical aid in dying resolution coming before General Synod delegates

Calls on the church to support human dignity at all stages of life.


General Synod – There's an App for that!

At General Synod 2017 in Baltimore, United Church of Christ delegates and visitors will have all the information they need about the five-day event right at their fingertips, with the General Synod Event App on their mobile device.


General Synod hotels won't be affected by Baltimore pipe blast

The cause of a downtown Baltimore steam pipe explosion near the Inner Harbor remains under investigation. But those traveling to the city next week for the United Church of Christ’s 2017 General Synod don't need to worry that the blast will affect their hotel accommodations.


General Synod resolution on climate fueled by change in U.S. position on Paris Accord

An emergency call to build a just world for all is coming to delegates of General Synod next week, in the form of a climate resolution which is quickly gaining support from leaders across the United Church of Christ.


New executive for East Asia and Pacific partnerships takes over July 3 

The historic relationships the United Church of Christ has forged during the last 100 years with partner churches and organizations in Eastern Asia will be in the custody of a new caretaker. Derek Duncan, with the church since 2000, begins his new role as executive of that region on July 3.