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