Media-justice lecturer calls for fight to keep internet open to activists, people of color, the poor
In an annual media-justice lecture Thursday, Oct. 15, an activist for civil rights, racial justice and “revolutionary love” issued a call for a free and open internet, “a place where all of us have a voice.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about words lately, and language, encouraged by the indomitable Rev. Dr. Velda Love in the Sacred Conversations to End Racism Fall Institute.
The Rev. Mark Pettis has been called to serve as the new ecumenical and interfaith relations manager of the United Church of Christ.
The United Church of Christ is holding a virtual All Saints Day worship service on Sunday, Nov. 1, to acknowledge the loss, the grief and pain of the COVID-19 pandemic, and inviting the wider church to submit names of loved ones lost in the last year.
Leaders of the United Church of Christ and several of its ecumenical partners are calling on their members and congregations to contact elected officials about a deadly ethnic conflict in Southwestern Asia and to pray for victims of the violence.
The three national officers of the United Church of Christ have joined other U.S. religious leaders in warning that “democracy itself could disappear if the people's will, as clearly expressed through the ballot, should come to be set aside by authoritarian means and antidemocratic directives.”
A Missouri church is committed to a vigil every Friday evening in support of Black Lives Matter, and plans to continue the witness until they do.
These are unprecedented times.
In person and virtually, United Church of Christ congregations across the country continue to promote voting as the Nov. 3 general election approaches.
UCC officers: Supreme Court appointment should come with ‘thoughtful deliberation’ after inauguration
The UCC national officers speak out against Senate hearings scheduled to consider the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, saying justice for the vulnerable would be better served if an appointment would come after the election.