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Valerie Russell lecturer shares ‘truth, hidden in plain sight’

It was a phrase that Dr. Joy DeGruy came back to again and again while delivering the Valerie Russell Lecture to General Synod on July 17: “the truth, hidden in plain sight.”  Dr. Joy DeGruy speaks as the the Valerie Russell lecturer at General Synod 33. DeGruy, a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator whose research focuses


Church leaders welcome baseball name change in Cleveland

Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will take the field in 2022 with a new name: Guardians. United Church of Christ leaders welcomed the team’s July 23 announcement. For decades, the denomination has pressed for the name “Indians” to be replaced. The Guardians will start using this logo in 2022. It’s been 30 years, in fact,


Irwin Smallwood: How I see General Synod

And I thought I had seen it all… After you have attended a dozen or more General Synods, as I have, you get the feeling that the more things change, the more they stay the same. At least, that’s what… The post Irwin Smallwood: How I see General Synod appeared first on United Church of