Moving Forward with Ferguson

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November 25, 2014
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WE HAVE WORK TO DO
In response to the 'No indictment' decision from a St. Louis County grand jury, UCC General Minister and President Geoffrey A. Black is calling for "a renewed commitment to advocacy and action, to deepening racial awareness by engaging in sacred conversation, and to truthfully examining — then dismantling — the systems of privilege set in place by racism." Read more
FEATURES
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Remembering Our Roots
As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, one Ohio congregation decides to honor our forbears and their quest for religious freedom with a thanksgiving worship and feast from the 17th century. Read more >>
Support Wal-Mart Workers on Black Friday
People of faith around the country will be standing with Wal-Mart workers this Friday in their demand for fairness and dignity. JWM partner Interfaith Worker Justice is urging shoppers to make a sign, take a selfie outside stores in support of worker demands for 15 dollars an hour, with full-time and consistent schedules. Want to join? Get the details >>
Plan Ahead for Cyber Monday
Before you buy online, sign up for iGive, and when you shop at one of more than 1,500 online stores, a percentage of your purchase can be donated to the UCC Annual Fund, at no extra cost to you. Learn more >>
Getting To Zero
Mark World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, by building awareness in your own community about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and the worldwide work toward zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, and zero stigma and discrimination. See how to help >>
Help Identify the Next UCC GMP
With the application deadline a week away, don't miss your opportunity to recommend a candidate for the UCC's next General Minister and President or to apply for the position yourself. Visit the GMP search page >>
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UCC IN THE NEWS
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