July 30, 2015
As we learn more about the roots of the attacks on Sanctuary cities and their connections to mass incarceration, let us work together from the tradition of the Sanctuary movement to stop these harmful and discriminatory policies.
The newest ministry at Smyrna United Church of Christ in Canby, Ore., aims to help the community's older population age gracefully, while living active, fulfilling lives.
July 29, 2015
The United Church of Christ is taking nearly a dozen people to Asia for a two-week journey that begins Aug. 4 to learn about disaster responses to two major weather catastrophes in the region — the tsunami in Japan and the typhoon in the Philippines — and how the donations from the wider church to One Great Hour of Sharing have aided the recovery.
July 28, 2015
The Ohio and Indiana-Kentucky Conferences of the United Church of Christ are sharing a conference minister for the remainder of the year to see if combining resources around leadership is a workable idea.
July 27, 2015
Citing the social, political and legal changes taking place in our country, the National Executive Board of The Boy Scouts of America voted to dismantle its ban on gay adult scout leaders and employees.
An enthusiastic group of young environmental justice advocates from Minnesota spent three days lobbying and learning in our nation’s capital last week . . . and really left a lasting impression on the staff of the United Church of Christ D.C. offices.
July 23, 2015
Personal honor was a fundamental value in my upbringing. However, honor was not about arrogance or conceit; it was about humility, honesty, and respect for oneself and others. We were to avoid boasting, yet there was no question that we were to be proud of our family heritage and ancestry. We were taught that we are a people of distinction.
Now that a series of theatre presentations aimed at bridging the gap between the community and the police department has successfully concluded in Cleveland, the real work begins—establishing a long-term, in-depth dialogue between law enforcement personnel and the public.
July 21, 2015
The 25-year partnership and communion between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was celebrated at the end of June during the 2015 General Synod in Cleveland and this week (July 18-22) during General Assembly in Columbus.
When the United Church of Christ took up a resolution at the 2015 General Synod in late June that calls on the settings of the church to divest their holdings from companies profiting from Israel’s occupation of the West bank and Gaza, the denomination wasn’t alone in considering the move. Nor was it the first.