A 'Religious Injustice'
Religious leaders in Hawai'i speak out, stand against construction of a telescope on a dormant volcano on the Big Island.
Earlier this week, and also for the better part of last week, I spent time as an Ecumenical visitor with two partners in the Christian fellowship, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries.
In Puerto Rico's long recovery from Hurricane Maria, a congregation serving homeless people, undocumented immigrants, young mothers and elderly folks may soon become a center of outreach to an entire section of the island, with help, in part, from United Church of Christ Disaster Ministries.Read more
A Fond Farewell
The United Church of Christ celebrates the 'faith and action' of Mary Schaller Blaufuss.
I will age myself a bit here, but I used to love watching a hard-hitting drama called Hill Street Blues.Read more
“Dear COM Chair, I have a real issue with the pastor. No, I can’t go to the Pastoral Relations Committee – they are all the pastor’s yes-people.”Read more
The damage inflicted by severe flooding and tornadoes across the United States this spring can be quantified in billions of dollars. It also can be described by the ache in one mom's heart to get her four daughters back into the only home they've ever known.Read more
Herbert J. Beecken, 02/28/2019
Lorene V. Ellerbrake, 06/12/2019
Vincent R. Eshelman, 06/19/2019
Jean L. Getchell-Forbes, 06/09/2019
Harley A. Krieger, 06/05/2019
J. Thomas Leamon, 05/30/2019
Bradley T. Lines, 06/10/2019
Gerald W. Montgomery, 06/13/2019
William B. Oliver, 04/22/2019
Lois M. Ostermayer, 05/28/2019
Elsa Patt, 06/18/2019
Winifred Spencer, 07/02/2019
Jane N. Spragg, 06/01/2019
Hunter S. Straughter, 06/17/2019
Barbara F. Van Ess, 06/08/2019
Patricia Worthman, 06/10/2019
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More than three dozen major disasters have been declared across the United States so far in 2019. The U.S. has seen severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides, tornadoes and wildfires. UCC Disaster Ministries is working to support local UCC congregations, associations and conferences, along with long-term recovery groups, in their initial response, totaling $38,000 to date.Read more
A Test of Religious Freedom
A New York pastor targeted for ministering to migrants is suing the U.S. government for interfering with her legal right to provide pastoral support at the border.