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NatlOfficesXmasTree2022As Thanksgiving arrives, so does the annual holiday schedule in the national ministries of the United Church of Christ. The offices of Justice and Local Church Ministries, Wider Church Ministries and the Office of the General Minister and President will…

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Author: Staff Reports
Posted: November 23, 2022, 8:00 am

The spiritual leader of the United Church of Christ’s communion partner in Canada will be the featured preacher during community worship at General Synod 34 in Indianapolis next summer. The Rev. Carmen Lansdowne, moderator of The United Church of Canada,…

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Author: Connie Larkman
Posted: November 22, 2022, 2:30 pm

One the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, five people were killed in a mass shooting in an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. At least 18 others were injured Saturday evening, Nov. 19, before Club Q patrons subdued the gunman.…

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Author: Staff Reports
Posted: November 20, 2022, 6:04 pm

On a sunny autumn day on Capitol Hill, a press conference speaker talks into a microphone and stands behind a sign that says "Faith Voices for the Respect for Marriage Act." He is surrounded by other faith leaders and supporters, many of whom are holding signs and wearing warm coats and scarves. The press conference is taking place outdoors under small trees in front of a white building.When Senate leaders announced a vote on the Respect for Marriage Act, United Church of Christ advocates sprang to action. UCC members and clergy gathered with interfaith partners and legislators on Capitol Hill Nov. 17, to emphasize the importance of…

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Author: Jessica Quinn
Posted: November 18, 2022, 7:38 pm

EndTitle42graphicA federal court has overruled a policy that the U.S. has used to turn back hundreds of thousands of migrants from its southern border without allowing them to seek asylum. The ruling in U.S. District Court drew praise from religious…

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Author: Hans Holznagel
Posted: November 17, 2022, 2:44 am

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