As registration for the 2016 National Youth Event is set to close, gathering organizers have lined up an array of performers and speakers to underscore the importance of faith, leadership, service and social justice. A mix of young activists, family members and social justice groups will address youth from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Massachusetts Conference Minister and President the Rev. Jim Antal was one of 16 clergy arrested on Wednesday, May 26, after entering the construction site of a natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury, halting the work.
Every Thursday morning, UCC staff members gather for a picture. Not always the same people or location. The two constants –– many of them are dressed in black, and it's always for the same cause. #ThursdaysInBlack, a witness calling for a world without rape and violence.
Memorial Day is first and foremost about fallen soldiers and their lives; it is less so about the virtue of the military or its command structures; and even further removed from valorizing those who benefit from the perpetuation of violence and profit from the sales of war materiel.
Nearly 30 pastors, chaplains and theologians of the United Church of Christ are part of an interfaith effort of 500 leaders who are asking lawmakers to close loopholes in federal laws that allows domestic abusers to purchase or own a firearm.
How do you be the church in an ever-changing religious climate? That difficult and intensely personal question, posed to a United Church of Christ congregation in West Medford, Mass., is the focus of a story, "In Search of Sanctuary," published by The Boston Globe.
Religious leaders from Christian and Jewish faith communities are praising the Obama Administration's actions expanding discrimination protections to include transgender youth in the nation’s public schools.
A score of family and friends of a long-shuttered North St. Louis church return to their former neighborhood for a "Homecoming," touring the old St. James UCC campus, reborn as a home for Urban Born, a educational nonprofit for children.
The United Church of Christ, anticipating a late summer release of "White Privilege – Let's Talk," an adult education curriculum designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race, is launching a series of free webinars on the subject in June, in partnership with the Center for Progressive Renewal.
When you give thanks for the hands that prepared your meal, remember not just those in the kitchen but everyone who helped plant, pick and package the food along the way.