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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.
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.
Asked to represent the denomination as ecumenical guests, the Rev. J. Linda Jaramillo and the Rev. Walter John Boris both arrived sporting UCC rainbow comma pins. It's a gesture of solidarity with the LGBT community within the Methodist church, which is facing with issues of inclusion, ordination of LGBT ministers and same-gender marriage as it gathers in Oregon.
The Rev. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, will give the keynote address at the Everett Parker Lecture this fall in Washington, D.C.
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Environmental advocates of the United Church of Christ risked more than arrest this weekend. In service to the Earth, a few of them risked their lives, taking over streets and blocking rail lines to demand that coal, oil and gas stay in the ground.
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.
By James Griffiths, originally posted on CNN, May 25, 2016
Thousands of children as young as eight are working in hazardous conditions on tobacco farms in Indonesia, putting them at risk of cancer, respiratory problems and nicotine poisoning, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
The Congo Protestant University (UPC) shares a recent update on the launch of a new PhD program in the business school (the first in the nation), the creation of a new strategic plan for the university, and more.
As part of the Orthodox Initiative's project at the border, they are implementing the phase of creating safe and friendly environments in the unofficial camps they are working with, by establishing communal and colorful spaces in the settlements.
Written by Dr. Mary Mikhael*
Dear friends and partners,
Greetings to you all in the precious Name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace!
It is now more then a week since I came back from Syria.
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.
Women and children figure prominently as refugees in mass movements of people in recent months and their rights will be at the forefront of a summer school organized in Greece by the Conference of European Churches (CEC).
Three times a week refugees are invited to Luthergemeinde - or Luther Parish - in central Halle, Germany to visit with parish members. Sometimes they cook and sometimes they just meet to talk and get acquainted. This initiative is a creative effort to integrate some of the 400 refugees that have been placed around the vicinity of the parish.
In a time when media headlines are filled with stories on conflict, we are proud to share news of recent work bridging the divide between nations. Global Ministries, together with three partner organizations, recently organized another round of Egyptian American Dialogue in Cairo.
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