Category: UCC


Environmental justice leaders share stories of colleagues and ‘unsung heroes’ for Black History Month

“A great cloud of witnesses” gathered for a United Church of Christ commemoration of Black History Month this week. At the Feb. 14 Black History virtual gathering, “Unsung Heroes of the Environmental Justice Movement,” the Rev. Brooks Berndt, co-host and UCC minister for environmental justice, introduced the famous passage from Hebrews 12 as one that


Resources for Creation Justice Churches

by Brooks Berndt | published on Feb 9, 2024 The Creation Justice Churches program of the United Church of Christ guides congregations in discerning how they can best embody a commitment to care for God’s creation. A central part of the ethos of this program is to create opportunities for churches to learn from each


UCC economic justice minister among those arrested at Arizona protest to ‘end the genocide economy’

Over 100 protesters gathered outside of the University of Arizona Tech Park in Tucson, Arizona, the morning of Nov. 30, wearing shirts with messages to “End the genocide economy” and “Free Palestine.” Several in attendance gathered in the road leading chants, singing songs, reading poems and forming a barrier in roadways leading into the facility


Prestemon begins as Associate General Minister with commitment to UCC witness of love, inclusiveness, justice

The United Church of Christ has welcomed a new Associate General Minister to the national offices in Cleveland. The Rev. Shari Prestemon began her role as Acting Associate General Minister and Co-Executive of Global Ministries on Jan. 16, filling the position that was vacated when the Rev. Karen Georgia Thompson became General Minister and President.