UCC, others criticize US plan to ban travel from more countries
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:02:00 -0500

National ministries of the United Church of Christ spoke out Monday, Jan. 27, against a U.S. plan to ban travel from an expanded list of countries.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Leaders of three denominations to meet mission partners in South Asia
Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:04:00 -0500

A delegation of dozen national leaders from three Christian denominations in America is heading to Southern Asia this weekend on a 17-day trip to learn more about church partners in the region and to find ways to work together.

Author: Connie Larkman
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UCC leaders call for prayers for people of Australia
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:15:01 -0500

UCC national leaders call on congregations and members of the denomination to pray for the people of Australia, as the United Church in Australia shares liturgical resources.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Commentary: I Refuse to Be Complicit
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:00:05 -0500

Several years ago, I had an opportunity to participate in an immersion program at the Sonora/Arizona border between Mexico and the United States.

Author: Roberto Ochoa
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Commentary: Being Always Angry
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:00:00 -0500

The Rev. Gordon Rankin, UCC New Hampshire Conference Minister, shares this reflection, based on his trip to sacred sites in Alabama with the Council of Conference Ministers and his ministry at Standing Rock.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Jury convicts man of murder in 2018 carjacking at Cleveland church
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:32:00 -0500

A Cleveland man has been convicted of murder for running over a woman while stealing her van from the parking lot of Archwood United Church of Christ in 2018.

Author: Staff Reports
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Dorhauer: The content of our character
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 13:00:00 -0500

United Church of Christ General Minister and President the Rev. John C. Dorhauer issues a call for a return to common decency in a message to mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

Author: Steven (Steve) Liechty
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UCC abolishes $12.9 million in medical debt in St. Louis, continuing national initiative
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:39:00 -0500

More than 11,000 families in St. Louis will soon be learning that their outstanding medical debt has been forgiven through donations from the United Church of Christ.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Ohio church hopes to rebuild from steeple collapse, through a mission of recovery
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:00:00 -0500

A small but determined Ohio congregation, still immersed in assessing considerable damage from an intense weekend windstorm that took down the church steeple, hopes the building collapse could eventually benefit the church’s ministry.  It’s a story of recovery in every sense of the word.

Author: Connie Larkman
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Commentary: Know Justice. Know Peace.
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:00:01 -0500

A few years ago, I posted something on my Facebook page that offended a friend from church. He responded vehemently.

Author: Amy Johnson
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Judge blocks Trump order that allowed local vetoes of refugee resettlement
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:38:00 -0500

A federal judge has blocked a presidential executive order that allowed state and local governments to veto refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Chicago congregation's 'good, sacred bodies' featured in pin-up calendar
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 15:00:00 -0500

Gilead Church Chicago lifts up the sacredness of the body through a theologically-informed pin-up calendar called Word & Flesh, which features images and stories of its congregants.

Author: Staff Reports
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'Cease,' says city; Cleveland church appeals, still welcomes the unsheltered
Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:12:00 -0500

Buoyed by public support, a United Church of Christ congregation in Cleveland has appealed a city "cease use" order and is still providing overnight hospitality to unsheltered neighbors, saying that it is a religious activity.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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5 things to watch in 2020: elections, youth, S. Asia, 1620, climate
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 16:30:00 -0500

From the news desks in the Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity and Communication, here are five United Chuch of Christ news topics to watch for in 2020. Four are specific to this year. Number 5, particularly hot right now (literally and figuratively), continues from 2019.

Author: Hans Holznagel
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Strengthening Global Advocacy
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:00:05 -0500

My first overseas trip in the role of Associate General Minister for Wider Church Ministries was to Venezuela.

Author: Karen Georgia Thompson
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