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June 3, 2014
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READING CHANGES LIVES
As one church, the United Church of Christ wants to make a difference around literacy. Here’s the latest information on the UCC’s third all-church initiative, Reading Changes Lives, and ways you can participate.
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FEATURES
Carbon Emissions 340
Taking on Climate Change
UCC environmental advocates applaud what is seen as a pivotal moment for the planet: a major policy decision to slash U.S. carbon emissions by 30 percent over 15 years. Learn more >>
Illinois Becomes #19
As marriage equality comes to Illinois, UCC pastors begin scheduling wedding ceremonies to legally recognize loving relationships. Read more >>
I Would Be Lost
James B. talks about the extravagant welcome he felt when he first found the UCC, and about the profound effect the church has had on his life. Watch the video >>
Parting Gifts
In the latest edition of Stillspeaking Weekly, a new e-publication designed to inspire pastors and lay leaders, the Rev. J. Bennett Guess talks about tough transitions and difficult decisions in a thoughtful and practical reflection. It just may prompt a discussion in your church, with ways to strengthen your ministries. Subscribe today >>
A Partnership for Peace and Justice
The UCC is growing a relationship with the Collegiate Church and Intersections International on a path to peace and justice. Learn more >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
Sudanese woman on death row standing for religious freedom
UCC leaders, pastors examine new methods for pastoral transitions
Faith leaders urge Wendy's to support better working conditions for farm workers
UCC environmental advocates oppose Sandpiper Pipeline
UCC joins Supreme Court brief in support of religious freedom for Muslim prisoner
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UCC IN THE NEWS
More religious groups to join UCC suit against same-sex marriage ban
Longtime California pastor to retire
Church in the making, a virtual real presence
Wisconsin church votes ONA, ordains gay minister
Pennsylvania UCC names new pastor
California church celebrates pastor's 20th anniversary
Pennsylvania pastor steps out of the pulpit after 32 years
Reception to honor new pastor in Michigan
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Orrin Hatch says gay marriage as 'law of the land' is inevitable
Group of Arizona clergy backs marriage equality
Tribal leader turns down Redskins' invite
Ohio churches fight to save renewables and energy efficiency
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