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- Real Inspiration Ministry Celebrates their 7th Anniversary September 1, 2015
- Job Posting: Director of Music Ministries August 31, 2015
- The United Church of Huntsville UCC Builds Labyrinth August 30, 2015
- Roots, Reflections, and the Future August 30, 2015
- Prayers for Racial Justice on Sunday, August 9 August 6, 2015
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UCC environmental advocates are joining Pope Francis in a call for prayer for the Earth, hoping that a World Day of Prayer for Creation will spur people of faith around the world to become part of a cultural revolution that confronts the planet’s ecological crisis.
A United Church of Christ congregation in Minnesota wants to use fellowship to help rebuild black churches in the South.
As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, an implied question arises from the coverage of newspapers and news stations: who is "owning" the story? In other words, who is framing how we see and understand the hurricane and the 10 years that followed?
Although I have been traveling out of the country the last two weeks, it didn’t take me long upon return to find myself right back in the thick of the 2016 presidential campaign saga.
Back Bay Mission changed forever on Aug. 29, 2005. On that day, this ministry of the United Church of Christ that serves the poor and marginalized people of Biloxi, Miss., was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, which roared through the Gulf Coast. The Mississippi town of 6,500, was one of many communities along the coastline where 65,000 homes were lost and 67,000 extensively damaged.
Standing on its foundation as a Just Peace church, leaders from the United Church of Christ and communion partner, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), are among the 51 Christian representatives from dozens of denominations and faith organizations who have sent a letter to Congress today. This Christian coalition is urging lawmakers to support the agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.
A recently-passed General Synod resolution is serving as a springboard for the fifth Widening the Welcome: Inclusion for All conference, to be held Sept. 24-26 in Hartford, Conn.
The response of the entire United Church of Christ is being remembered and celebrated as the tenth anniversary of the most destructive storm in American history approaches.
Since hearing the sad news of Julian Bond's death on August 15, I've been trying to remember the first time I ever learned his name. He has been one of my heroes for as long as I can remember.
The family of activist and humanitarian Julian Bond is inviting the many people who loved and admired the icon for social justice to be part of his home going this weekend.
For Seasonable Weatherwritten by Dan Koski, Tantur Staff
It’s late August at the time of this writing. The days are warm but not oppressively hot, with clouds once again returning to the sky. Evenings are now cooler, the olives are ripening, and the first leaves of our deciduous trees in our garden are starting to turn color.
Prepared & Written by Dr. Mary Mikhael & Rev. Salam HannaNational Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon
Dear friends and partners in the ministry of Christ,
Greetings and many thanks on behalf of all in the NESSL churches in both Syria and Lebanon. We also convey the appreciation & love of families and individuals who benefit by your prayers and contributions.
“We Refuse to be Enemies”November 2015
Shoulder to Shoulder is partnering this fall with the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), the Greater Washington Muslim-Jewish Forum, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom, to stand up together as people of faith in solidarity and to publicly declare: "We Refuse to Be Enemies." This is part of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding's annual Season of Twinning.
We are hopeful that many Shoulder to Shoulder Community members and affiliates will join in this fall, to stand collectively against hate that targets religious minorities in our own communities, as well as abroad. Together, we can amplify the message that hatred and bigotry are not our stories- we have a different narrative to tell.
Will you join us?
To get involved, local organizations and congregations can reach out to Catherine Orsborn at Catherine.Orsborn@s2scampaign.org or Walter Ruby at email@example.com, or sign up through the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding's "Twinning Form" here.
Each month, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs publishes a humanitarian bulletin on conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Formed in 1984, Churches for Middle East Peace is a coalition of 22 national church denominations and organizations, including the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ. It works to encourage U.S. government policies that actively promote a just, lasting and comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ensuring security, human rights and religious freedom for all people of the region.
By Paolo Naso - It was the summer of “the illegals”. In a summer devoid of resounding crime news, gossip columns and discounted weather recriminations on climate, more and more volatile and hostile even in the temperate zones, the major topic was the “illegals”, the “disembarked”, the “invasion of immigrants” of which people have had enough. Continue reading
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.
Kairos Palestine Statement on Continued Confiscations of Palestinian Land in the Cremisan Valleyof the Bethlehem Region: A Call to the Global Church and All People of Conscience
‘The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and all its inhabitants.” Psalm 24 v.1
Starting in December 2012, a number of religious organizations in the Holy Land decided to hold a prayer vigil on the 24th of every month for Palestinians and Israelis until violence ended and a just peace was announced to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Join Us to Pray for Peace on September 24th, 2015.
August is a time for transitions in many calendars. Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) students gathered for their midsummer "check-in" during their practical training/internships in July. Over the next two weeks they will finish their assignments and return to their families for a break before the M.Div Student Retreat at Biet El Salam in Agami, Alexandria from September 19 to 22.