United Church of Christ

Justice advocates assemble around faith and democracy at Ecumenical Advocacy Days

In the middle of an election year, dozens of justice advocates from across the United Church of Christ are assembling this weekend at the largest annual ecumenical event in Washington, D.C. For three days, April 15-18, the focus of Ecumenical Advocacy Days is empowerment — providing training and tools to lift up every voice in the democratic process.

Risking arrest in D.C. for democracy

Leaders of the NAACP, AFL-CIO, Greenpeace USA, the United Church of Christ and several other organizations and faith communities are risking arrest Monday, April 18, in our nation's capital in what they have termed a "Congress of Conscience" to draw attention to problems with campaign financing and voting laws. 

Creative ways emerge to witness John Dorhauer installation

As the Rev. John C. Dorhauer is formally installed as the ninth general minister and president of the United Church of Christ in a series of worship services in three cities this weekend, the wider church has the opportunity to be part of the event in-person and online.


UCC leaders high on interfaith relationships and democracy with Egyptian community

The Rev. James Moos, executive minister of UCC Wider Church Ministries, and the Rev. Mike Neuroth, UCC international policy advocate, participated in a historic conversation that sought to bridge cultural gaps between the U.S. and Egypt, and to focus on democracy and stability in the Middle East.

Commentary: My Brother’s Keeper

Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" And he said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?" — Genesis 4:9

Service of serenity planned on Long Island

No posters, no speeches, no sermons. A United Church of Christ minister is hosting a service of silence and serenity on Thursday, April 14, on Long Island, just three blocks from an appearance by Donald Trump.

UCC social justice advocates keep watch on 'religious freedom'

United Church of Christ human rights advocates are fighting back and speaking out against a slew of laws sweeping the southern states that threaten the equality of LGBTQ people.

UCC Task Force opens survey to learn motivations on why people give

A task force studying giving and philanthropy, made up of 18 people from across the life of the United Church of Christ, wants to examine some of the values and motivations on how people make decisions when donating to the church. The end goal is the creation of a proposed model of giving that would generate more resources for the mission of the UCC.

Ruined rainbow flag triggers strong social media support

A Facebook post about a burned rainbow flag is striking a chord with people around the United Church of Christ and has set a record number of reactions on the ONA social media site.

UCC advocates for children rally in Missouri

The well being of children took center stage in Missouri this week, with United Church of Christ advocates leading the charge. Deaconess Foundation, a UCC ministry in St. Louis, loaded buses with 175 church members, clergy, community leaders, parents, and young people and headed to Jefferson City for a march, rally, and conversations with legislators on the 34th Annual Missouri Child Advocacy Day.