Justice and Witness

Legislative Advocate Issues Urgent Appeal for Calls to Legislators

9/12/2017

Connecticut Conference Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick is asking faith leaders in the Conference to call on their state representatives and senators, who are may be voting at any time on a state budget.


A Statement on DACA

9/6/2017

Eight-hundred thousand people who trusted our government were let down. Eight-hundred thousand people who were trying to better their lives were told they might soon face deportation.


Church Leaders Address Injustice Following Charlottesville

8/16/2017

More than 30 Conference staff and church leaders gathered together in Hartford Tuesday, August 15, in a conversation about racism, and the current states of our church and our nation.


Casino Bill Passes State Legislature

6/7/2017

State legislators approve East Windsor casino despite CT Conference efforts to oppose any new casinos in the state.


Faith Leaders Arrested Protesting Austerity Budget

6/6/2017

Six faith faith leaders, including Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent J. Siladi, were arrested Monday afternoon at the State Capital while assembling to speak out against the severe budget cuts proposed by Governor Dannel Malloy.


Conference Leaders Issue Letter in Response To Anti-Islamic Propaganda

4/10/2017

The following letter was released by leaders of the three southern New England Conferences of the United Church of Christ:


Congregations Join In Community-Wide Effort to Fight Homelessness

4/5/2017

"The interfaith aspect of this program strengthens our interconnectedness with other congregations and empowers us to do more than we think we can."


Windsor First Apologizes For Role In 17th Century Witch Trials

3/14/2017

After 370 years, First Church in Windsor apologizes for its role in the indictment and hanging of two Windsor residents tried for witchcraft.


Applications Being Accepted for Transformative Youth Program

2/28/2017

he Connecticut Conference is now accepting applications for the Joseph Clemmons Job Training Program (JCT), a transformative program for youth of color. A new video highlights the impact of the program through the words of previous participants.


Churches Respond to Halt On Refugees

2/2/2017

Editor's Update (Feb.6): A federal judge has suspended the executive order (see below). Spring Glen Church has just received word that their refugee family will be arriving Feb. 6.


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