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On April 16, 1963, while sitting inside a jail cell after being arrested for protesting and demonstrating peacefully in Birmingham Alabama, King wrote a response to eight white Alabama clergymen.

Posted: June 25, 2020, 5:00 pm

The Rev. Ralph Quellhorst, who served on the national staff of the United Church of Christ, led two of its Conferences, and mentored local pastors and denominational leaders, died Tuesday, June 23, in Canton, Ohio. He was 82.

Posted: June 25, 2020, 12:57 pm

Repeating the word “now,” scores of people took to computer and TV screens June 20-21 instead of marching in Washington, D.C. Featured in the Poor People’s Campaign’s “digital justice gathering,” they called on America to take up an economic vision inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and “invest in the welfare of all.”

Posted: June 23, 2020, 4:48 pm

United Church of Christ members and friends from around North America gathered online to mark Juneteenth by lamenting violence against black bodies, honoring ancestors and freedom fighters, connecting with Mother Africa and hearing how to take action for justice.

Posted: June 22, 2020, 9:35 pm

Responding to an unusual “urgent debate” held by the U.N. Human Rights Council, North American and world religious leaders have issued a June 18 statement asking UNHRC to “investigate the circumstances” of George Floyd’s death and to hold the United States and other countries accountable for “anti-black racism and racist actions.”

Posted: June 19, 2020, 7:21 pm

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