Massachusetts Conference Minister and President the Rev. Jim Antal was one of 16 clergy arrested on Wednesday, May 26, after entering the construction site of a natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury, halting the work.
Every Thursday morning, UCC staff members gather for a picture. Not always the same people or location. The two constants –– many of them are dressed in black, and it's always for the same cause. #ThursdaysInBlack, a witness calling for a world without rape and violence.
Memorial Day is first and foremost about fallen soldiers and their lives; it is less so about the virtue of the military or its command structures; and even further removed from valorizing those who benefit from the perpetuation of violence and profit from the sales of war materiel.
Nearly 30 pastors, chaplains and theologians of the United Church of Christ are part of an interfaith effort of 500 leaders who are asking lawmakers to close loopholes in federal laws that allows domestic abusers to purchase or own a firearm.
How do you be the church in an ever-changing religious climate? That difficult and intensely personal question, posed to a United Church of Christ congregation in West Medford, Mass., is the focus of a story, "In Search of Sanctuary," published by The Boston Globe.
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