January 18, 2017
For almost 40 years, the United Church of Christ has supported Puerto Rican men and women who were incarcerated for acts and beliefs in favor of the independence of Puerto Rico. Yesterday the sentence of Oscar López Rivera was commuted by President Barack Obama.
The people of Cuba are very interested in how the incoming administration will deal with the thawing diplomatic relationship between the United States and their country, a topic bright up frequently when a UCC executive visited there recently.
January 17, 2017
Advocates from around the nation arriving in D.C. for Saturday’s march have a place to connect.
As Syrian families who find their way to the East Coast overcome the obstacles of refugee resettlement in the United States, they are finding help from the congregations of the Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ.
January 16, 2017
When the Women's March for America steps off in Washington D.C. on Saturday, advocates in the nation's capitol rallying for a just world for all will be joined in spirit and in action by scores of others at Sister Marches -- solidarity events organized by volunteers in over 200 cities around the country.
January 13, 2017
Scores of United Church of Christ congregations are preparing to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend in a variety of ways. As the nation marks his life's work for civil rights toward the creation of a just world for all, churches and affiliated ministries of the UCC will look to deepen their understandings of King's dream of civil and economic rights.
January 12, 2017
Strengthened by the United Church of Christ commitment to love of neighbor and the vision to build a just world for all, hundreds of members of the denomination will put their faith into action at the Women’s March on Washington next week, sending a powerful message to the new government that every human being is worthy of dignity.
In this, the season of Epiphany, we honor the journey of the Magi to the Christ child.
January 11, 2017
United Church of Christ leaders, invited to witness President Barack Obama's farewell address to the nation, were honored, inspired and energized by his inclusive message, which was reflected in the makeup of the crowd.
January 10, 2017
When it first opened in January 2002, the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was intended to be a place for the interrogation of detainees and to prosecute them for war crimes. But in the 15 years since, the detention center has been a "de facto" indefinite holding cell.