United Church of Christ

Online Juneteenth event calls UCC, friends to immediate, ongoing actions for racial justice

United Church of Christ members and friends from around North America gathered online to mark Juneteenth by lamenting violence against black bodies, honoring ancestors and freedom fighters, connecting with Mother Africa and hearing how to take action for justice.

North American, global Christians urge UN inquiry into ‘deadly acts of racism’

Responding to an unusual “urgent debate” held by the U.N. Human Rights Council, North American and world religious leaders have issued a June 18 statement asking UNHRC to “investigate the circumstances” of George Floyd’s death and to hold the United States and other countries accountable for “anti-black racism and racist actions.”

Two UCC congregations to challenge white supremacy  on Juneteenth

Two United Church of Christ congregations will be marking Juneteenth, June 19, by challenging white supremacy in their own way and inviting other people of faith to join in. 

Commentary: Nothing Lost in Translation

“Black life is precious.”

Supreme Court blocks attempt to end DACA, UCC celebrates huge win with ‘Dreamers’

United Church of Christ leaders and immigration advocates are celebrating a major victory with young people brought to the United States as children, as the U.S. Supreme Court blocks efforts to end the DACA program.

Seattle pastor preaches from the CHAZ on finding ‘beloved community’

For more than a week, demonstrators have taken up occupancy in a six-block section of downtown Seattle, in what one United Church of Christ pastor has called “an organic expression rising from people’s hearts in response to the murder of George Floyd.”

UCC advocates laud Supreme Court decision protecting gay, transgender workers from job discrimination

The United Church of Christ is celebrating a landmark decision from the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, June 15, that protects gay and transgender workers from discrimination in the workplace.

UCC military chaplains address the Church in the wake of the use of force during protests

UCC military chaplains address a letter to the wider church in the wake of the use of force during protests.

UCC Officers: Racism is a pandemic that has plagued U.S. far too long

The National Officers of the United Church of Christ call out the racial and ethnic disparities, perpetuated by public policies, that we the people need to change.

Rev. Traci Blackmon condemns administration’s decision to remove LGBTQ health care protections

The Rev. Traci Blackmon condemns the Trump-Pence administration’s decision to remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance. “A government that refuses to protect all of us protects none of us.”