United Church of Christ

UCC regional leaders call on Congress to defund hate, honor immigrants

United Church of Christ regional leaders from across the country have come together for three days of action and advocacy in Washington, D.C., to tell United States legislators to defund hate and defend the rights of immigrants.

From coast to coast, UCC turns out for youth-led Climate Strikes

Across the country, United Church of Christ members, following the lead of young people everywhere, joined millions striking in the United States and around the world in a call to action on the climate crisis.

On immigration visit to Congress, UCC leaders to carry letters from concerned members

United Church of Christ leaders will wash the feet of immigrants and carry hundreds of letters from local church members asking for humane U.S. immigration policies when they visit Congress this Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Washington, D.C.

22 Conference Ministers converging in DC to demand humane US immigration policies

Twenty-two United Church of Christ Conference Ministers are converging in Washington, D.C., this week, uniting for collective action on immigration. The regional leaders, intentionally mobilizing as the Council of Conference Ministers (CCM), will lift a single prophetic voice for the first time in recent memory by advocating directly with members of Congress and speaking outside the U.S. Capitol.

Clevelanders of faith show up for young people’s Climate Strike

Energized by an interfaith chapel service, some 75 Clevelanders of faith – including members of the United Church of Christ's national staff and local churches – showed up to support a youth-led Climate Strike that drew a couple hundred people downtown on Friday, Sept. 20, a day of similar demonstrations around the world.

Commentary: Supporting our Schools

On September 11, the national staff of the United Church of Christ participated in a day of community service.

Gathered in UCC chapel, people of many faiths give thanks for immigrants

Ninety people from at least seven faith traditions filled the Amistad Chapel at the United Church of Christ's national mission offices Monday, Sept. 16, to celebrate their shared welcome for the immigrant and stranger.

From food to nukes and drones, Just Peace Churches have impact at home, abroad

Two churches in Indiana helped resolve domestic violence in their rural community and civil war in Sri Lanka. In California, a city church needed to name a big part of its mission. All of them found Just Peace was just the framework they needed.

Muslim migrant’s legal battle, and his spirit, transform L.A. church

Getting to know Yusuf, tortured in Africa for being gay and now seeking protection in the United States, has transformed the ministry of a UCC congregation in Los Angeles. The church is helping him fight a legal battle to avoid being returned to persecution in his homeland.

Commentary: The No Ban Act

I made a visit to Senator Portman’s office recently. It was an opportunity to ask him to support HR 2214, known as the No Ban Act.