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July 1, 2014
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A VISIBLE WITNESS
Events celebrating LGBT Pride took place around the country in June and United Church of Christ congregations are embracing the opportunity to publicly show their welcoming inclusion of all.
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FEATURES
Marriage Equality Ben Guess
What a Difference a Year Makes
In the year since the United States Supreme Court's landmark decisions on two marriage-related cases, the UCC and other marriage equality supporters have celebrated a year of extraordinary gains for the freedom to marry. Read a reflection from the Rev. J. Bennett Guess >>
Displaying Commitment to Diversity
UCC national offices, local churches partner to support a major sponsorship of the Gay Games, making the denomination the event's first-ever faith-based sponsor. Learn more >>
The Church and Environmental Justice
The Rev. Geoffrey Black reflects on the losses we face due to climate change, what our churches are doing as good stewards of creation and how the UCC's track record of addressing environmental racism must continue. Watch the video >>
Join the Movement to Reinvent Church
Finding Our Way Again, the 2014 National Church Leadership Institute, is sure to inform and inspire. Learn ways leaders can "retool" themselves to lead churches into a new age, and how to build sustainable ministries for the present and future. Sign up and bring a team. Register today >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
UCC advocates see Hobby Lobby decision as 'affront' to women's religious liberty
2030 Clergy lifts up ' I Do' campaign with T-shirt sale
Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality changing the equation one year later
Arizona UCC provides sanctuary to family facing deportation
In the hands of the court: decision on injunction, stay next in UCC lawsuit
Fellowship Conference says 'I Do' to support North Carolina same-sex couples
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UCC IN THE NEWS
United Church of Christ joins sponsors of Gay Games
United Church of Christ announces sponsorship of 2014 Gay Games
Hundreds from UCC turn out for Cleveland Pride parade
Big Island church in Hawaii named endangered historic site
Some Indiana churches ready to bless same-sex marriages
Reinstated Methodist minister preaches at Maryland Pride event
United Church of Christ first mainline denomination to financially support Olympic-style 'Gay Games'
Wisconsin church marks one year with new pastor
Sister Corita Kent's work goes from a forgotten shelf to an entire wall
A salute to same-sex marriage in Seattle
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OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Strike against Utah gay-marriage ban paves way for Supreme Court ruling
United Methodist pastor Frank Schaefer reinstated on appeal
North Carolina Presbyterian churches reflect on gay marriage
Following the Presbyterians, Moravians vote to ordain gay clergy
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