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As the rebuilding effort in the Philippines continues — more than two years after the most destructive storm to make landfall ripped through the South Pacific — the United Church of Christ continues to help shelter the survivors who lost everything.
In keeping with their bold approach to theological education, UCC-related Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School unveiled plans May 2 to explore the possibility of a phased affiliation, beginning in Fall 2016.
The United Church of Christ, urging churches around the country to get involved in gun violence prevention, releases a very personal video message from a local congregation that lived through a horrific mass shooting in their small community.
I am not transgender. I cannot know what the struggle is like to claim your identity in a culture like ours, where even the power of the state is brought to bear to enact discriminatory laws that embolden hatred, vitriol, and ignorance.
Though their faiths are different, Baltimore-area religious leaders came together to pray for healing and unity Monday as the city marked the first anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, and the ensuing violent protests that followed.
The United Church of Christ, which has long advocated for sensible, responsible policies to end gun violence, is amplifying a call for change in May with a sharable video message, and a new 5-part Bible study.
In time to celebrate Earth Day, United Church Funds has widened its investment in global corporations — while avoiding companies that produce oil, coal or gas— to meet the desires of investors, and to work toward meeting a General Synod 2013 resolution that urges divestment, along with other strategies, from fossil fuel companies to combat climate change.
As the people of Nepal mark the first anniversary of the most devastating earthquake to hit their small country in more than 80 years, the United Church of Christ is reaffirming its long-term commitment to help survivors put their lives back together.
A small Texas congregation devastated by a historic flood in a newly renovated sanctuary is vowing to rebuild with the help friends, neighbors and the Holy Spirit.
The first environmental gathering I ever attended was a house party.
Asia Sunday is observed every year on the Sunday before Pentecost, and in 2016, Asia Sunday falls on May 8.
The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) chose the theme for Asia Sunday 2016 on ‘Korea: Towards Unity in the Bond of Peace’ based on the Biblical verse, Ephesians 4:3: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
Building Peace from the Ground Up/Construyendo La Paz Desde Las Comunidades May 22-23, 2016
King’s Matriculation School was established with the vision of uplifting the disadvantaged children living in Kondanagaram and nearby communities by providing them with a high quality education and inculcating in them disciple, life skills and Christian values.
The YMCA-YWCA Joint Advocacy Initiative issues this bi-weekly newsletter to keep you updated on the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories related to the Israeli occupation.
U.S., Palestinian Churches Lay Groundwork for Future Collaboration to Strengthen AdvocacyTwo peoples and three faiths sharing one city. That sentiment — about Palestinians and Israelis from Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths sharing the city of Jerusalem — was shared and repeated at a historic summit assembling the heads of several U.S. and Palestinian churches, church organizations and civil sector leaders.
During the five years of the Syrian conflict more than a quarter million Syrians have been killed and 11 million have been forced from their homes, according to the BBC. The United Nations has said that over 5 million refugees have left the country, with more a million seeking refuge in Lebanon.
World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) member churches in Lebanon and Syria have been at the heart of providing relief aid to the refugees. Last summer the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) identified another need: providing a “normal” life to refugee children.
The immigration crisis in Europe and in the American Southwest have generated powerful, polarized reactions. Two churches, one in Arizona, the other in Italy are working together to help migrants from across their respective borders. Global Ministries Volunteer Marta Bernardini, from the Waldensian Church in Italy and Mediterranean Hope, and the Rev. Randy Mayer, pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, in Sahuarita, AZ, were interviewed recently and their interview was aired on "Here and Now."
God is not a wall here…
Brandi Friesen Thorpe, SCM Canada member shares her experience in Palestine as member of the Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace of the WCC.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPRESS RELEASE
Indianapolis, Indiana, April 28, 2016:
The events of the year 2015 in the region in general, and in Iraq and Syria in particular, were catastrophic. This influenced the life and work of the Forum for Development, Culture, and Dialogue in several dimensions.