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HartfordInt'lLogo2020Hartford Seminary has a new name, partly inspired by an old one. To be sure, the new name — Hartford International University for Religion and Peace — is forward-looking. It will “better reflect the expanded, international scope of our rigorous…

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Author: Hans Holznagel
Posted: October 15, 2021, 2:35 am

Add the United Church of Christ national offices to the list of organizations mandating COVID-19 vaccines. “UCC national is committed to the health and safety of our employees, their families and the community at large. It made sense to mandate…

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Author: Connie Larkman
Posted: October 13, 2021, 8:00 pm

SC2ERTraineesFromWeb2021In 2020, a police officer murdered George Floyd — and interest in dismantling racism spiked in the United Church of Christ. A year later, that interest is still high. And the UCC still offers four ways to become deliberately anti-racist.…

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Author: Hans Holznagel
Posted: October 12, 2021, 4:13 pm

It’s a “firearms recycling center.”  That’s what the Rev. Sarah Verasco, senior minister of United Church of Christ, Longmont, Colo., is calling her church after a gun buyback day Sept. 25.  “In Longmont, you can bring metal scraps for recycling and get money for it,” Verasco said. So the church gave gun…

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Author: Carol Fouke-Mpoyo
Posted: October 11, 2021, 6:51 pm

PrisonPhone$OCInc2021Prisoners shouldn’t have to go into debt to make phone calls to their families, the leader of the United Church of Christ’s media-justice ministry told Congress Oct. 6. Cheryl Leanza testified before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. She…

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Author: Staff Reports
Posted: October 11, 2021, 5:05 pm

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