Justice and Witness

Many Voices One Mission: Redefining Social Matter in America

TJ Harper

4/17/2019

"So often, people fail to realize the interconnectedness of our struggle, because individual liberties are mistaken as the liberation of all people." — TJ Harper


We Are Not Facing the Big Issues Alone

Grace O'Connor

3/28/2019

Hearing from so many others who view climate change as a worrisome issue was helpful for me personally in recognizing that nobody must face it alone.


Youth and Racism

Isaac Monts

3/21/2019

"At our last Conference Wide "Did You Know" Youth Racial Justice Program, there were many young people who didn't know." — Isaac Monts


Many Voices One Mission: Justice Is Local

Wendy Vander Hart

3/13/2019

"Our most vital churches have a pulse on their neighborhood and are actively serving God’s people..." —Rev. Wendy Vander Hart


UConn Intern to Aid CTUCC in Justice Work

Grace O'Connor

1/31/2019

Debby Kirk, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, will be overseeing the work of CTUCC's new intern, Grace O'Connor. Debby has this to say: " We are delighted to welcome Grace O’Connor as an intern for the spring semester. Grace brings a variety of gifts and she will augment our advocacy work by assisting with research, coalition building, communications, and administrative support.  Grace will work closely with Michele Mudrick, our CTUCC Legislative Advocate and Pam Arifian, Director of...


Many Voices, One Mission: Ever Flowing Streams

Karen Methot

1/30/2019

"I find myself looking forward to working with people from our future tri-conference as we get to know each other and begin reaching out with resources shared, offers of help, and collaboration around justice issues that matter to us all." —Karen Methot


I Felt Fear. But We Shall Overcome

Isaac Lawson

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. All 35 of us boarded the coach bus as the sun was setting over Birmingham. Our destination was Montgomery, Alabama, with a stop for dinner first.  Upon arrival at the restaurant, I realized that I had left my bag with my laptop in the hotel’s conference room.  Since the ...


Seeing Is Believing

Stephen Camp

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. Sometimes many of us don’t believe a thing, because we are not in proximity of that thing in every waking moment of our lives. We do all we can to avoid the reality of that thing and its implications for our personal lives. We can ignore that thing because we deny and believe ...


To Tell the Truth: Reflections on Alabama

Kari Nicewander

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. It was the epicenter of the slave trade, where we began our journey, standing together on the site of a slave warehouse in Montgomery. The voices of enslaved people filled the room: A mother, pleading for news of her children. A little boy, trying to comfort his sister. A man,...


You Can't Change What You Don't Acknowledge

Kent Siladi

1/16/2019

Editor's Note: The author took part in the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford who traveled together to Alabama. Other reflections and coverage can be found here. Two short weeks ago our group gathered at Bradley Airport.  We didn’t all know each other.  We didn’t really know what was in store for this group in the four days that would unfold before us.  What we knew was that we were about to embark on a civil rights trip to Alabama and...


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