United Church of Christ

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.


General Synod resolution seeks national study of gun violence

Bolstered by the belief that gun violence has reached a crisis point in the United States, the Council for Health and Human Services Ministries is asking General Synod of the United Church of Christ to proclaim gun violence as a public health concern.


Commentary: A call to action opposing mandatory minimums for drug crimes

The United Church of Christ remains a faithful witness and advocate for criminal justice reforms and an end to the disproportionate number of people of color within the prison industrial complex.


Jeanette Vizguerra leaves sanctuary just in time for Mother's Day

A Colorado mother of four who has been living in sanctuary in Denver churches for 86 days in fear of deportation, is now able to return home with her family, just in time for Mother's Day.