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A national officer of the United Church of Christ — in Charlottesville alongside a faith contingent offering an alternative message to the hate-filled rhetoric of white nationalists — is issuing a call for people of faith to confront white supremacy, to hoist a nation out of its "moral and political crisis."
United Church of Christ leaders, clergy and congregants are putting their bodies on the front lines again this week, in opposition to racial hatred and white supremacy — this time in Boston — as far-right hate groups and those who stand against them prepare to publicly march in the city this weekend.
One of the Three Great Loves included in this recently announced initiative is the Love of Children.
On the second Sunday of the month after worship, a half-dozen women from an Olympia, Wash., congregation have committed to spending an hour in the car to devote several more hours sitting along a grassy strip outside the ICE Detention Center in Tacoma.
Starting today, the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries is joining with faith and education organizations to maintain a 24-hour presence near the White House, telling the current administration to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and protect young immigrant children from deportation.
In the aftermath of the protests and violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., resulting in the death of one person and the injury of 19 others who were deliberately struck by a car that drove into a group of demonstrators, people of faith are speaking out at vigils in different parts of the country.
UCC ministers and mission teams deployed around the community of Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday had a job to do - to offer hospitality, love and care in the church, on the streets and in the hospital.
As a response to the violent clashes between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Va., that left a woman dead and 19 injured, the national leadership of the United Church of Christ issued this Pastoral Letter.
Love and prayer trump hate and bigotry.
A UCC church in Ohio is celebrating love to mark its 200th anniversary. Through a public art project 'Love is the Key,' doors, designed and decorated by more than 31 artists, are being installed in outdoor locations all around the community on the south shores of Lake Erie.
A state of emergency has been declared in the usually tranquil university community of Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday after clashes between white nationalists and demonstrators gathered to oppose their hate-fueled 'Unite the Right' rally brought an end to the event less than an hour before it was scheduled to begin.
The UCC's Rev. Traci Blackmon is one of several prominent interfaith leaders and community organizers mobilizing against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia the weekend of Aug. 11-12.
I reluctantly open news apps on my cell phone and laptop computer because I anticipate the headlines of the day will feature more verbal threats from the Attorney General, and some members of Congress who stand with the elected sitting president daily working to erode our civil and human rights.
Faith leaders from the United Church of Christ and across the international religious landscape are speaking out against the rapid escalation of hostile language between the United States and North Korea, and urging the two sides to ease tensions to avoid a military strike.
The Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president, offers a public apology for language used during a presentation that caused a listener to be hurt by it.
United Church of Christ minister the Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi was nominated and unanimously elected to serve as the first co-chair of the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership (CCSP), a multi-faith group of religious researchers representing more than two dozen different religious partners.
A small United Church of Christ congregation in Virginia is showing that its size is determined more by its heart than the number of members. Through a 3 Great Loves mission project making quilts for distribution in the surrounding community, Mt. Calvary UCC is visibly demonstrating its love for children.
Hoping to gather 1,000 clergy and people of faith in Charlottesville, Va., next week, a group of anti-racism organizers joined by a national officer of the United Church of Christ will stand against racial hatred opposite a white supremacist rally in the city on Aug. 12.
Ohio congregations provide safety education in a community project inspired by the Holy Spirit. Watch the video!
For faith advocates working to bring the voices and concerns of the most vulnerable in our communities to the center of public policy decision-making, the last several months have felt like an advocacy marathon.