Delivering 30,000 petitions for religious freedom

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June 17, 2014
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MARRIAGE MONDAY
UCC advocates deliver 30,000 signed petitions to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday, opposing Amendment One and other discriminatory marriage laws that violate the First Amendment right to religious freedom.
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FEATURES
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I DO Support Religious Freedom
The Rev. Nancy Ellett Allison, one of the plaintiffs in the UCC lawsuit for religious freedom, is compelled, despite the difficulty, to reaffirm that we are all "created in the image of God, and each of us is blessed by God as we are." Read her reflection >>
Celebrating Citizenship
A gay man from Jamaica seeking asylum finds a church home in Massachusetts in 2008. He's now a U.S. citizen and his church has helped save the lives of 83 people from 15 countries. Read more >>
Empowering Women in the Congo
See how Global Ministries' Micro Credit and Savings Project is changing lives in the Congo by offering training and love with loans to help women become financially self-sufficient. Watch the video >>
Advocating Justice for Jesus
Strengthen the justice ministry in your congregation with these tools, resources and programs for all ages and interests. See what's available >>
'Confirmation: A Waster of Time?'
Hear the Rev. Dan De Leon, senior pastor of Friends Congregational Church UCC in College Station, Texas, preach about costs of discipleship on the Day1 radio program. "When worship ends, and we go out into the world...how quickly we are tempted to dismiss what we experience at church." Learn more >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC Central Atlantic Conference unanimously passes resolution calling for Washington NFL team name change
N.Y. Conference resolution sets sights on peace in Israeli-Palestinian conflict
UCC headquarters to welcome Fuller Center cyclists
UCC, plaintiffs oppose state's motion for stay in N.C. religious freedom lawsuit
Defendants in UCC v. Cooper lawsuit reject motion for preliminary injunction
Interfaith group on Capitol Hill highlights need for campaign reform
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UCC IN THE NEWS
Clergy demand that Cooper stop defending North Carolina marriage laws
Church group latest to boycott Washington NFL team over name
Mid-Atlantic United Church of Christ leaders vote to boycott Redskins games and gear
Wisconsin church at center of gay marriage debate
At Old South Church, prayers for Pride
Some Illinois county clergy officiating same-sex marriages
Wisconsin UCC church hosts county's first same-sex marriage
Wisconsin judge puts same-sex marriages on hold
Pennsylvania Southeast Conference UCC selects new leader
Missouri church lunch program feeds children in the summertime
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Southern Baptists oppose gender reassignment
Pope Francis calls for 'courage' toward peace between Israel and Palestine
At Angelina Jolie-chaired summit, faith leaders work to end sexual violence
Two activists in Mormon church threatened with excommunication
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