Members of a Virginia church community are reaching out to family and friends in their home country as they try to navigate the difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
One of the United Church of Christ’s biggest advocates for immigrant rights is being honored by the National Council of Churches for his work.
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.Read more
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.Read more
By the carload and vanload, United Church of Christ members and friends regularly make one-hour trips from Claremont, Calif., to befriend detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement center in the desert town of Adelanto. Thanks in part to a UCC Neighbors in Need grant, they connect the immigrants with legal counsel, accompaniment to hearings, release bonds, and, just as important, hope.Read more
United Church of Christ ministers and congregations play prominent roles in two current documentaries about progressive religion: a feature-length film, "American Heretics," on Oklahoma City's Mayflower Congregational Church, and a shorter video news piece on immigration policy in Arizona.Read more