A test of our commitment to justice and peace

View in browser Facebook Twitter Instagram new Pinterest YouTube
July 29, 2014
Displaced Children
DISPLACED CHILDREN DESERVE COMPASSION AND CARE
In a unified voice, the national and regional leaders of the United Church of Christ call for action to assist the thousands of young refugees who have come to our country in search of a better life, lifting up this as a unique moment that tests the church's commitment for justice and peace.
Read more
FEATURES
Rallying Around Young Refugees
Rallying Around Young Refugees
The UCC community is supporting a Pennsylvania ministry protecting and providing for dozens of young, displaced children. With your help, Bethany Children's Home is changing lives. See how you can help >>
I Do Support Religious Freedom
Marriage is a fundamental right. The right to marry should be too. Even with yesterday’s same-sex marriage victory in U.S. Circuit Court in Virginia, North Carolina needs to address the first amendment issue of religious freedom so clergy can perform a religious ceremony without criminal penalties. Read more >>
God's Call to End Oppression
Mark worship on Labor Sunday, Aug. 31 as time to lift up workers, celebrate their contributions, and support their struggles using resources, which include a worker-justice-themed reflection based on the lectionary. Get resources >>
Wanted: A Passion for Disability Ministry
The UCC Disabilities Ministries is seeking nominations for new board members to help the ministry reach new goals. Deadline for applications is July 31. Learn more >>
The Deadliest World Conflict since WWII
Though brutal battles have left their mark, Global Ministries and churches in the Congo are working together to help war victims get the support they need to rebuild their faith and get back on their feet again. Watch the video >>
HEADLINES
UNITED CHURCH NEWS
With the work of the faith community, eradicating AIDS within sight
Score another win for LGBT rights with recent presidential order
FCC chair headlines Parker Lecture commemorating 1964 petition for media accountability
UCC Samoan community works to bring General Synod resolution to life
Time to Turn Up the Burners — A Reflection from AIDS 2014
Franklinton Center to honor UCC pioneer Yvonne Delk during annual celebration
  More >>
UCC IN THE NEWS
U.S. religious leaders embrace cause of immigrant children
Character built at Ohio bible school
Oregon churches searching in the wake of same-sex marriage
California church revamps landscaping to save water
Massachusetts minister answers the call
A call for congregations to observe Labor Sabbath
Ohio pastor: Brandishing guns creates fear and erodes our peace
Commentary: An absurd peace plan that may work
Lancaster Seminary earns 10-year reaccreditation
  More >>
OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS
Rabbi David Saperstein will be first non-Christian to serve as U.S. ambassador for religious freedom
Gaza residents see no joy in Muslim Eid holiday
Woman freed from Sudan announces plans to settle in New Hampshire
Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia but where else will he visit?
Responding to the migrant crisis
  More >>
 
Take Action Now: Call on President Obama to Stop Deportations!
Around the Globe: Young Wisdom — Hong Kong
Witness for Justice: It's My Right to Shoot You
Vital Signs & Statistics: The Trouble with Adventures
Changes & Deaths: Ministerial Updates
 
I Do KYP ad
Cornerstone 2014 KYP ad 2
Fall Curricula 2014
Unaccompanied Minors
Facebook Twitter Instagram new Pinterest YouTube

UNSUBSCRIBE | CONTACT SUPPORT | YOUR SETTINGS | SEND TO A FRIEND
Copyright © 2014 UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland OH 44115
You are subscribed to ucc.org and have received this e-mail as per your settings.
If you are having trouble unsubscribing contact webteam@ucc.org

powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software