United Church of Christ

Love thy neighbor: Food collection, distribution ministries pick up as pandemic surges

United Church of Christ congregations from coast to coast are finding ways to fill the gaps the coronavirus pandemic is creating in their communities. Many of those ministries revolve around food.

 


In this rare moment of social change, Valarie Kaur urges ‘revolutionary love’

“We are in the midst of a revolutionary moment that I never thought I would see in my lifetime,” activist Valarie Kaur told a United Church of Christ audience June 30. She said “intimate moments” of encounter among diverse people are what help lay the groundwork for the kind of anti-racist activism that is sweeping the world in 2020 – with white people acting not just as allies of the oppressed, but as “accomplices.”


Commentary: Fellow White People, Let’s Unpack This

Those who know me, know I love using the phrase, “Let’s unpack that.”


Opposing Israeli annexation, UCC and Disciples leaders amplify Palestinian ‘Cry for Hope’

Urging the United States to oppose “Israeli annexation of occupied Palestinian lands,” leaders of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have encouraged church members to study and act on a new ecumenical “Cry for Hope” to "end the oppression of the Palestinian people.”


Longtime Conference Minister Kent Siladi named national UCC philanthropy director

An experienced Conference minister has been named to lead philanthropy ministries in the national setting of the United Church of Christ. The Rev. Kent Siladi will join the UCC’s Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication Sept. 1 as director of philanthropy.


As COVID cuts in-person voter activism, UCC ‘Our Faith, Our Vote’ goes digital

The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing the usual in-person voter registration, mobilization and education work that many churches do in a general election year. So the United Church of Christ’s Our Faith, Our Vote program is offering new ways to help people do that work online.


Dorhauer joins global ecumenical efforts for peace in Korea

The United Church of Christ general minister and president joined ecumenical global leaders gathering virtually this week to pray together for peace on the Korean peninsula.


The Wait Is Over

On April 16, 1963, while sitting inside a jail cell after being arrested for protesting and demonstrating peacefully in Birmingham Alabama, King wrote a response to eight white Alabama clergymen.


Leaders remember influential Conference Minister Ralph Quellhorst’s thoroughly UCC life

The Rev. Ralph Quellhorst, who served on the national staff of the United Church of Christ, led two of its Conferences, and mentored local pastors and denominational leaders, died Tuesday, June 23, in Canton, Ohio. He was 82.


A million tune in as Poor People’s Campaign refuses to ‘demand too little’

Repeating the word “now,” scores of people took to computer and TV screens June 20-21 instead of marching in Washington, D.C. Featured in the Poor People’s Campaign’s “digital justice gathering,” they called on America to take up an economic vision inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and “invest in the welfare of all.”