A powerful earthquake — the country's worst in 80 years — rocked the mountainous country of Nepal on Saturday, causing the deaths of more than 3,600 people, a number that is sure to rise in the coming days as disaster teams search the wreckage left behind. More than 6,500 people have been injured.
Over the course of the next two weeks, a dozen leaders from both the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will visit with 20 partner organizations in the Middle East. The Rev. Jim Moos, UCC Wider Church Ministries executive minister, says that one of the core values of Global Ministries—the shared overseas ministry between the UCC and Disciples of Christ—is physical presence. The presence of 13 executives, staff, board members and ministry partners taking this mission trip comes at a key time in the Middle East.
Dozens of UCC congregations throughout the country will take part in the National Weekend of Prayer for the Freedom to Marry, an initiative of the Religious Institute, April 25-26.
The director of the United Church of Christ office on Capitol Hill joined fellow people of faith and members of Congress on Wednesday, April 22, to stand behind federally-contracted janitors and food service workers who, for the first time in their history, walked off the jobs to protest what they say is poverty-level pay.
An upcoming two-day event at Chicago Theological Seminary, one of the six seminaries of the United Church of Christ, hopes to inspire participants to take on some of the most current and urgent social justice issues, such as racialized violence, police brutality, and poverty through conversation, practical workshops, and action. The "Selma at 50: Still Marching” conference, taking place April 24-25 on the Illinois campus, will trace a thread through the legacy of civil rights activism to the current activist movements in Chicago and around the country, seeking to inspire a new generation of leaders working toward a more just society.
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