May 24, 2016
How do you be the church in an ever-changing religious climate? That difficult and intensely personal question, posed to a United Church of Christ congregation in West Medford, Mass., is the focus of a story, "In Search of Sanctuary," published by The Boston Globe.
Religious leaders from Christian and Jewish faith communities are praising the Obama Administration's actions expanding discrimination protections to include transgender youth in the nation’s public schools.
May 23, 2016
A score of family and friends of a long-shuttered North St. Louis church return to their former neighborhood for a "Homecoming," touring the old St. James UCC campus, reborn as a home for Urban Born, a educational nonprofit for children.
The United Church of Christ, anticipating an August 1 release of "White Privilege – Let's Talk," an adult education curriculum designed to invite members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive and bold conversations on race, is launching a series of free webinars on the subject in June, in partnership with the Center for Progressive Renewal.
May 19, 2016
When you give thanks for the hands that prepared your meal, remember not just those in the kitchen but everyone who helped plant, pick and package the food along the way.
Asked to represent the denomination as ecumenical guests, the Rev. J. Linda Jaramillo and the Rev. Walter John Boris both arrived sporting UCC rainbow comma pins. It's a gesture of solidarity with the LGBT community within the Methodist church, which is facing with issues of inclusion, ordination of LGBT ministers and same-gender marriage as it gathers in Oregon.
May 18, 2016
The Rev. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, will give the keynote address at the Everett Parker Lecture this fall in Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2016
As part of its ongoing efforts to energize the UCC brand, the United Church of Christ this week is releasing its "Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit" to help local churches more effectively communicate via social and traditional media, and in their local communities.
May 16, 2016
Environmental advocates of the United Church of Christ risked more than arrest this weekend. In service to the Earth, a few of them risked their lives, taking over streets and blocking rail lines to demand that coal, oil and gas stay in the ground.
The United Church of Christ national officers are expressing support from the faith community for the bold public stance the Obama Administration has taken to protect the rights of transgender youth who deserve equal protection under the law in schools and other places.