The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives dropped in on a meeting of poor people Thursday, July 16, and said their legislative and policy ideas were on the right track.Read more
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.”Read more
The speakers in a June 9 United Church of Christ webinar said they get that some Christians feel sad and frozen in the face of today’s police violence, coronavirus and other problems – but then offered them a way to turn those emotions into action. The Poor People's Campaign's planned mass assembly on Saturday, June 20, has moved online. People can register here.Read more
Our Faith, Our Vote Issue Webinars and One-Pagers
To prepare for the 2020 elections, the United Church of Christ D.C. Office, with the help of ecumenical friends and partners, has been busy working on issue specific resources for you to use and to share with your congregations and communities! We are in the midst of a critical election year, and it is important that we consider some of these major topics and how our faith informs our vote.
We hope these videos and resources help you learn about these topics vital to the upcoming elections, allow you to view the topic through the lens of your faith, and to guide you to action.
Topic: Climate/Environmental Justice
Topic: Economic Justice
One-Pager about Economic Justice - Coming soon!
Topic: Reproductive Justice
Topic: Health Care
Topic: Racial Justice
Topic: Gun Safety
Topic: Human Rights
Paying the Price for Being Advocates for Peace: A Letter from JUSTAPAZ in Colombia
UCC 24th General Synod Resolution “Support Colombian Churches and Leaders Under Attack”
Kairos Palestine Letter “A Cry for Hope”
UCC 31st General Synod Resolution on Rights of Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation
UCC 26th General Synod Resolution “A Call for Solidarity with the Persecuted in the Philippines, and an End to Extra-Judicial Killings and other Human Rights Violations.”
COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Messages of Solidarity for Racial Justice
Global Ministries Southern Asia Initiative
Global Advocacy and Education Associate, Rebekah Choate
Topic: Voting Rights
One-Pager about Voting Rights - Coming soon!
Topic: Just Peace
One-Pager about Just Peace - Coming soon!
Topic 11: Disabilities and Mental Health Justice
A hundred children crowded around tables at First Congregational United Church of Christ, bagging up stuff to give away. Except for the national TV cameras, it was just another busy summer weekday at the church in downtown Elyria, Ohio – a small city facing rural as well as rust-belt challenges and blessed by multiple gifts.Read more
Members of the United Church of Christ’s ecumenical partner, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), spoke out on immigration, refugees and poverty at their July assembly.Read more
What Matters includes a variety of resources to connect your questions of faith with the deep faith expressed by the UCC. Discover what matters through reflection, stories from UCC congregations and members, stories from history, Bible study, prayer, worship, and service.
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