September 1, 2015
A trio of United Church of Christ ministers in Texas carried banners for justice, joining residents of Waller County in a public demonstration calling for justness in the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died while in police custody in July in that county's jail near Houston.
August 31, 2015
When Pope Francis called for a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, to be celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 1, United Church of Christ environmental justice proponents could hardly wait to participate. The Pope's invitation, addressed to "every person living on this planet," is asking all faith groups to take a stake in preserving the planet — an issue on which the UCC has worked for decades.
August 28, 2015
A United Church of Christ congregation in Minnesota wants to use fellowship to help rebuild black churches in the South.
As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, an implied question arises from the coverage of newspapers and news stations: who is "owning" the story? In other words, who is framing how we see and understand the hurricane and the 10 years that followed?
August 27, 2015
Although I have been traveling out of the country the last two weeks, it didn’t take me long upon return to find myself right back in the thick of the 2016 presidential campaign saga.
Back Bay Mission changed forever on Aug. 29, 2005. On that day, this ministry of the United Church of Christ that serves the poor and marginalized people of Biloxi, Miss., was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, which roared through the Gulf Coast. The Mississippi town of 6,500, was one of many communities along the coastline where 65,000 homes were lost and 67,000 extensively damaged.
August 25, 2015
Standing on its foundation as a Just Peace church, leaders from the United Church of Christ and communion partner, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), are among the 51 Christian representatives from dozens of denominations and faith organizations who have sent a letter to Congress today. This Christian coalition is urging lawmakers to support the agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.
A recently-passed General Synod resolution is serving as a springboard for the fifth Widening the Welcome: Inclusion for All conference, to be held Sept. 24-26 in Hartford, Conn.
The response of the entire United Church of Christ is being remembered and celebrated as the tenth anniversary of the most destructive storm in American history approaches.
August 20, 2015
Since hearing the sad news of Julian Bond's death on August 15, I've been trying to remember the first time I ever learned his name. He has been one of my heroes for as long as I can remember.