Justice and Witness

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.


Coalition Opposes Casino Expansion in State

1/25/2017

A coalition of 12 interfaith and community organizations has joined to oppose the expansion of casino gambling in Connecticut and voiced concerns about the proposal of an off-reservation commercial casino at a press conference on Jan. 24.


Interfaith Partners Pray for Accelerated National Leadership on Climate Change

1/25/2017

On Jan. 22 people of diverse faiths gathered at three different vigils across Connecticut to pray for the US government to accelerate its response to climate change.


New UCC Video Emphasizes Interfaith Unity

1/18/2017

The National setting of the United Church of Christ today released a video, and accompanying study guides, that "aim to shine a light on religious bigotry in a unique way— by depicting religious leaders of different faiths experiencing the power of walking in one another’s shoes – and into one another’s houses of worship."


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