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When I was nine years old, I wished for a telescope for my birthday.
The United Church of Christ is grieving the loss of one of its greatest champions, the Rev. John Deckenback.
The United Church of Christ is taking to the streets outside the Republican National Convention and making honored guests feel at home inside the Church House.
Leadership of the United Church of Christ "distressed and haunted by the words of a man who shot and killed these officers" today released a pastoral letter after the second incident in just over a week where law enforcement officers in this country were targeted, shot and killed by a gunman.
As the Republican National Convention opens in downtown Cleveland, steps away from the national offices of the United Church of Christ, the Rev.Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of UCC Justice and Witness Ministries, releases a letter to the wider church, outlining the efforts planned by the Church House during the RNC.
This week, the Republican National Convention is bringing 50,000 visitors to Cleveland, home of the United Church of Christ national offices, creating a host of challenges and opportunities for those living in the city and working at the denomination's headquarters.
A UCC congregation on Cape Cod is seeing a lot of walk-up visitors and community interest in a 'Support Board' propped up outside on the church lawn.
On a warm Wednesday evening, dozens of people from the small Mt. Vernon, Ohio, community came together to remember those who lost their lives in recent shootings in Dallas, Louisiana, and Minnesota.
Equality advocates of the United Church of Christ are hailing the city of Cleveland, home to the denomination’s national offices for more than 25 years, as Cleveland City Council members on Wednesday unanimously passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that protects the rights of the transgender community.
I remember the stories my parents told me. They did not give up. Nor did your parents. Nor should we.
Sadie Alice LowreyOctober 2, 1921 – December 11, 2014
July 18, 2016
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Prayers for Peace: July
A selection of prayer requests from Colombia
Below is a statement from the Middle East Council of Churches on the attack in Nice, France on 14 July.
Dear Friends of the National YWCA of Palestine,
We send you summer greetings post Ramadan from very warm Jerusalem. We are writing to you today to alert you to a recent threat against our young girls and women.
15 July 2016, originally posted here
The acting general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), Georges Lemopoulos, has called for prayer and acts of common caring following a murderous attack on holiday makers in the southern French city of Nice.
Press Release No: 16/25 15 July 2016 Brussels Nice attack: Amidst bloodshed, build peace with all people of faith and goodwill The Conference of European Churches deplores the deaths of at least 84 people and the injuring of many more late last night in Nice (France). The attack involved a truck driven through large crowds gathered to enjoy fireworks for the French national celebration. Families, children, parents, and friends from across Europe—and even around the world—were gathered along the Côte d'Azur to celebrate in a joyful way.
Amity Foundation is an independent Chinese organization founded in 1985 on the initiative of Chinese Christians. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, the 2015 Amity Outlook report shares how Amity responded to the Nepal earthquake and hosted a delegation of Denmark youth through its international student exchange program.
By Claus Grue*
Every morning a cheerful and articulate man arrives at his office in East Jerusalem with at least a grain of hope. Dr Bernard Sabella has devoted his entire life to the rights of the Palestinian people. In his job as the executive director of Department of Services to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR), he encounters issues concerning the Palestinian-Israeli relationship daily.
In an historic event at the Washington National Cathedral on October 23, 2015, over 100 faith leaders from Christian, Jewish, Sikh, and Muslim communities committed to reject and speak out against bigotry, discrimination, harassment, and violence based on religion or belief. Together, they endorsed a Religious Freedom Pledge on the Cathedral steps, and called our elected officials to defend our nation’s bedrock ideals of religious freedom by standing against intolerance and prejudice against any religious community. In the last several months, there has been an alarming amount of discriminatory rhetoric targeting our Muslim neighbors from politicians and others. We must redouble our efforts to build coalitions and dispel ignorance while upholding the United States' long history of religious freedom (as fraught as it may be).