March 21, 2013
- As immigration reform is debated on Capitol Hill, a new national survey shows that the majority of Americans from diverse religious and political backgrounds supports a pathway to citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.
- UCC leaders will join other people of faith in Washington D.C. next week for rallies, processions and prayers at the Supreme Court during oral arguments for two cases on LGBT equality. Those leaders are asking for support from across the UCC, in prayer and in person on the steps of the Supreme Court, as it hears the two cases on March 26 and 27.
- Two of the main topics the group will highlight stress the importance of protecting our planet from the tops of the mountains to the depths of the sea.
March 20, 2013
- The UCC’s Local Church Ministries Board of Directors voted last week to approve a loan of more than a half-million dollars to renovate a space for a new restaurant inside the church-owned Radisson Hotel. The venture will offer a better dining experience to visitors of the UCC and Cleveland’s Gateway District.
March 19, 2013
- The Rev. Mari Castellanos, the United Church of Christ's policy advocate for domestic issues, gave the invocation at the Rally for Immigrant Women, Youth & Families March 18 in Washington, D.C.
- What did the Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson take away from the CIW March in Florida? Memories of amazing grit, humility and determination of women, men and children that inspire and touch us all.
March 18, 2013
- Earth Day has been a serious event for Zion United Church of Christ of Taborton in Sand Lake, N.Y. since the Rev. Robert Loesch joined the congregation seven years ago. This year, with Earth Day falling right in the middle of Mission 4/1 Earth, the group is particularly excited.
- The Central Atlantic Conference is finally able to celebrate its work around advocating for abolishing the death penalty, as Maryland repealed a law Friday and will send the bill to the governor's desk for signature.
- In an effort to put an end to the devastation caused by invasive plants, Pilgrim Center and Moon Beach United Church Camps are conducting reforestation projects to help restore the area's natural habitat and bring the woods back to life.
March 15, 2013
- Douglas Hooker, executive director of the Atlanta Regional Commission and member of First Congregational Church UCC, is one of six people that the syndicated ecumenical radio program Day 1 will recognize for commitment to their churches and community.