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It was in the United Church of Christ that Danny Eitingon, born into the Jewish faith, came to learn that a person doesn't need to be Christian to lead a Christian life.
As registration for the 2016 National Youth Event is set to close, gathering organizers have lined up an array of performers and speakers to underscore the importance of faith, leadership, service and social justice. A mix of young activists, family members and social justice groups will address youth from the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Massachusetts Conference Minister and President the Rev. Jim Antal was one of 16 clergy arrested on Wednesday, May 26, after entering the construction site of a natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury, halting the work.
Every Thursday morning, UCC staff members gather for a picture. Not always the same people or location. The two constants –– many of them are dressed in black, and it's always for the same cause. #ThursdaysInBlack, a witness calling for a world without rape and violence.
Memorial Day is first and foremost about fallen soldiers and their lives; it is less so about the virtue of the military or its command structures; and even further removed from valorizing those who benefit from the perpetuation of violence and profit from the sales of war materiel.
Nearly 30 pastors, chaplains and theologians of the United Church of Christ are part of an interfaith effort of 500 leaders who are asking lawmakers to close loopholes in federal laws that allows domestic abusers to purchase or own a firearm.
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.
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.
In this 2015 Annual Report of China Christian Council's Social Service Ministry, CCC shares recent news of an expansion in providing medical tests and treatments throughout rural areas, providing water purifiers to areas without access to clean water, and a volunteer project of local residents to clean out a polluted river.
Something good in migrant reception: Rosamaria Vitale - Huffington Post
Since I have had the pleasure of personally seeing so many realities, in many different places, I can say in all honesty that something beautiful is nevertheless happening. Besides, I have never been able to work on unhealthy projects. That’s why I feel almost compelled to describe a reality that is completely new and different for Italy. It involves the reception provided by the Federation of Protestant Churches and the Community of Sant'Egidio to refugees arriving in Italy through the so-called "Humanitarian Corridor." (Read more...)
Written by Sandra Mull
How appropriate to reflect on the visit of Elena Huegel to the Region of Mid-America as we celebrate Pentecost and the special outpouring of the Holy Spirit. In Acts 1:8 we read "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." Elena has been a witness in Chile, which actually means the end of the earth. When she was here, she reminded us that God calls us to be witnesses where we live.
The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territories publishes the Protection of Civilians report each week. The current report covers the period between May 17-23, 2016. To view the complete version of the report, including a series of charts with the main indicators, please click here.
[The following originally appeared as part of the UCC's Witness for Justice series, for Memorial Day, 2016.]
Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. armed forces. On this day, we celebrate their lives, their courage, and their commitments to uphold certain values, include liberty, justice, and peace.
Kerry Says Will Attend Paris Conference on Palestinian-Israeli Peace [The Jerusalem Post]The United States plans to attend a June 3 Paris meeting that will launch a French-led peace initiative that would set a framework for renewed talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Sitting in a tent at the Souda camp, on the island of Chios in Greece, a Pakistani family of 12 recalls the lives they had in their home country.
Latin America and the Caribbean
The Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) provides insight through the discussion and analysis of the ecumenical movement in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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. The more we learn about our globalized economy, the more we understand our consumer choices as ethical choices, and how our responsible purchases can support the many people who helped grow or produce the food, clothing and other goods we buy.
It is not every day that B’Tselem announces a strategic change in its work. Today is one such exceptional day, announcing a critical shift in our work on an issue that is at the very heart of our activity, the fight to ensure accountability in the occupied territories.