Peace Congregational Church, Clemson SC Peace Church will take three deliberate steps to memorialize those who lost their lives in the Orlando massacre on Sunday, June 12th. First, they attended teh community vigil at Clemson University on June 15. Second, on Sunday, June 19 their altar will feature one candle for each person who lost […]
Open and Affirming congregations throughout the church are reaching out to their LGBTQ neighbors–in Orlando, and everywhere. This is a dark time in our nation’s history. The Coalition is now calling on you to join the UCC Florida Conference and the UCC’s National Officers in a time of prayer and resolve Tuesday at 11 am […]
Two statements from the national setting of the United Church of Christ. UCC leaders mourn 50 killed in act of terrorism against gay community in Orlando June 12, 2016 Written by Connie Larkman After the deadliest mass shooting in American history, the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ issues a statement […]
We’re excitedly looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend for the 50th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference! Here is some important last-minute information: We have published an updated schedule. Most of the agenda has remained the same, with one significant exception: registration before lunch will be at the new Student Commons, and registration following lunch […]
You can find the toolkit on the UCC website: ucc.org/stillspeaking_toolkit. The toolkit contains: Graphics Extensive gallery of 36 graphics to communicate UCC identity, UCC messaging on justice issues and faith commitments. Each graphic is provided in JPEG and EPS formats, allowing them to be used for social media, on church websites, and in print. All […]
We are continuing the process of praying for authorized ministers, congregations, and ministry groups throughout 2016. Each month, we will publish a weekly list for the month and post them weekly on our Facebook page. We encourage you to include these prayer requests in your local church newsletter, share them with your prayer circle, and […]
This is an abbreviated edition of the newsletter so we can prepare to welcome you to the 50th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference. Our Theme is “Celebrating Jubilee” and our meeting text is from Nehemiah 8:1, 9-10, 12. Our opening worship will be in the chapel at Piedmont College and we will close with […]
The Chattahoochee River does not inspire romance in the way that the Mississippi does, nor is it heavily industrialized, as the Tennessee and Ohio are. But the surrounding territory along its central-most reach hugging the Alabama and Georgia border had fertile enough soil for extensive cotton, and in later generations, pine tree, planting. Its settlers […]
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- The Orlando massacre: join our Florida churches in prayer Tuesday at 11 a.m. EDT June 13, 2016
- UCC, ONA Statements Regarding the Orlando Tragedy June 13, 2016
- Important Information about Annual Meeting June 7, 2016
- God is Still Speaking 2.0 Local Church Toolkit Available June 7, 2016
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United Church of Christ General and Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer, decries Supreme Court ruling on the Obama administration's immigration plan.
The national leadership of the United Church of Christ is celebrating the new national monument status of an LBGT landmark. The Stonewall Inn, in New York's Greenwich Village, has been designated the Stonewall National Monument by President Barack Obama, the first addition to the National Park System honoring the history of the LBGT community.
New York UCC leaders are pushing back against N.Y. governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to prohibit state agencies from doing business with organizations aligned with the boycott, divestment and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.
When St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Dallastown, Pa., used the sign on its front lawn to wish the Muslims in the community a blessed Ramadan, the Rev. Chris Rodkey never expected the aftermath to come.
In May this year South Asian Histories for All (SAHFA), an interfaith coalition of 24 organizations across California and the US, worked together to ensure that fundamentalist versions of history did not come to shape the textbooks created by California’s Instructional Quality Commission (an advisory body to the State Board of Education).
The interfaith community in Austin, Texas has created a sacred bond against anti-Muslim backlash that began before Ramadan and will continue long after.
Two small UCC congregations in Michigan are singing the praises of the Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit, released to churches last month, and have big plans for the resource created to help local churches communicate more effectively –– in the media, and in their local communities.
With this survey, the United Church of Christ general minister and president is reaching out to every member of the wider church, looking for input on a proposed UCC Mission Statement.
The tragic attack of June 12 in Orlando has sent our entire nation and world reeling into grief.
Net neutrality has scored another major win this week. Faith leaders of the United Church of Christ are applauding the victory that will protect the ability of all people — regardless of their faith, background or income level — to communicate, create and organize their efforts online.
Is This Another Sign the Tide Is Turning on Palestinian Human Rights? [Alternet]20 members of Congress released an open letter to President Barack Obama, initiated by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), on Monday calling for the appointment of a “special envoy” to address the dire conditions Palestinian children are forced to endure growing up under military occupation.
Dansalan College Foundation, IncIligan City Branch
The mission of seeking peace, justice and reunification of the divided Korean Peninsula has been a centerpiece priority of the Presbyterian Church in South Korea for a decade.
“Bishop Pagura was one of the pillars of Latin American and world ecumenism in the last fifty years, a faithful and courageous champion of human rights and the cause of peace in Latin America and around the globe”, wrote Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), after the passing of Bishop Emeritus Federico José Pagura, on 6 June, in Argentina.
Patriarch Aphrem II Karim of the Syriac Orthodox Church has survived an assassination attempt that took place Sunday morning during Pentecost liturgy at the Church of St. Gabriel in Qamishli, Syria. While the patriarch escaped death, current reports indicate that several others were killed and wounded. The attack took place during commemorations of the genocide against Assyrians Christians and Armenians.
Violence is the Strongest Imperative to Keep Fighting for Peace [+972]If we stop fighting for a future in which Palestinians and Israelis alike feel secure in their own homes, streets, cafes and city squares, then we are resigning ourselves to a future of senseless violence, wars, bombings, and desperate and polarized youth who see less and less humanity in each other.
Wave of Prayer: This prayer ministry enables local and international friends of Sabeel to pray over regional concerns on a weekly basis. Sent to Sabeel’s network of supporters, the prayer is used in services around the world and during Sabeel’s Thursday Communion service; as each community in its respective time zone lifts these concerns in prayer at noon every Thursday, this “wave of prayer” washes over the world.
18 June 2016, Originally posted here
This month, Timor-Leste signed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with the French company Bolloré to build and operate a major new container port at Tibar, 15km west of Dili. La’o Hamutuk has analyzed the project in depth, identifying some social and environmental impacts, raising concerns about economic viability and pondering implications for Timor-Leste’s sustainability.
The below video is a story told by Elena Huegel, a Global Ministries missionary in Chile. It describes the journey of a Mexican woman, traveling from despair to dignity and empowerment through a simple act of courtesy by a stranger.
Global Ministries mourns with the people of Orlando following the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub on Sunday. As we mourn, partners have shared prayers, expressions of sympathy, and statements at this difficult time. We share them here.