February 16, 2017
Since the election of President Trump, the United Church of Christ has collectively engaged in an ongoing effort to maximize the impact of our agency.
February 15, 2017
As U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the United Church of Christ and 14 fellow Christian organizations are calling on the White House and all 535 members of Congress to support and adopt U.S. policies that promote peace, justice and equality between Israelis and Palestinians.
February 14, 2017
A United Church of Christ congregation in Colorado is taking a multi-faith approach to help children in its community deepen their own faith practices to promote peace now and in the future.
One of the oldest churches in Vermont has been named the 'UCC Church of the Month' for 'embracing diversity.'
February 10, 2017
The General Synod planning team is doing its best to provide attendees and delegates with more free time during the United Church of Christ's biennial gathering in 2017, while arranging the schedule in such a way to accommodate all the business decisions that the deliberative body must tackle this summer in Baltimore.
Last week, a draft executive order entitled "Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom" was leaked to the press. Acknowledging that the order is a draft, and not knowing what a final version might bring, the fact that these ideas are being floated around the White House should trouble all Christians to their very cores. The draft reflects a significant shift in position from the religious accommodation rules under the Bush and Obama administrations, to one of...
UCC Congregations are celebrating the ability to continue their ministries with immigrants and refugees after a federal appeals court refuses to reinstate the temporary travel ban affecting people from predominantly Muslim countries.
February 9, 2017
A number of President Trump's nominees to key positions in his Administration seem like odd choices.
February 8, 2017
To advance racial equality and to dismantle the systems of racism, the United Church of Christ is turning to a former seminary professor to lead the denomination's work on issues of race. The Rev. Velda Love joined the UCC as Minister for Racial Justice on Feb. 1, beginning her ministry to help the church live into its vision of building a just world for all.
As a three-judge appellate court panel was listening to arguments on the constitutionality of the administration's immigration restrictions, a Syrian family, bound for Chicago's O'Hare Airport and a UCC welcome, was in the final hours of a journey from Turkey to resettlement in Illinois.