Hundreds of clergy gathered in North Dakota in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe last week, trying to block a pipeline that threatens their water supply and sacred sites. Faith communities elsewhere are also offering support in a different way — by speaking out against law enforcement from other states deployed to the front lines of standoff, and petitioning local authorities to recall their officers.
A UCC Conference Minister is one of eight Christian leaders who offered a public confession, collective repentance, and a commitment to justice before tribal elders of several Nations.
Whenever I read the gospel accounts of how Jesus organized The Discipleship Movement I am reminded of how important it is to understand the roles of both leader and ally.
There will be a new emphasis on integrating youth into the heart of the United Church of Christ’s General Synod next summer in Baltimore. Through activities designed to connect faith with daily life and issues of justice, along with leadership opportunities as part of the new Youth@GeneralSynod program, young people will be directly and visibly involved in the denomination’s biennial event.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard people express their eagerness for the end of what has been a particularly long, contentious, challenging election season.
Finding a way to keep families together in the face of our broken immigration system by offering people sanctuary has earned an Arizona church the UCC 'Be the Church of the Month' award.
Four conference ministers of the United Church of Christ, and a score of pastors from at least nine states will be part of a group of 300 clergy of several faith traditions gathering this week to stand with the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in North Dakota.
United Church Funds, a ministry of the United Church of Christ, welcomed tribal chairman Dave Archambault II to their offices in New York City to learn how it can help the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protect the sacred grounds and waters from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A South Dakota congregation, answering a call to ministry involving environmental concerns, racism and land rights, is taking a trailer of supplies to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to stand in solidarity with those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A coalition of clergy, including United Church of Christ ministers, will be converging on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on the banks of the great Missouri River.