"Memory has an influence on what we see and do." — Rev. Wendy Vander Hart
There are times when voices outside of congregations, associations, and the Conference can have a different perspective and shed new light on the call to racial justice. Thus far, we have two podcasts available with two experts in the realm of racial justice. We hope that you tune in for these conversations to hear about the stories of these two leaders in academia and the faith context. Please, listen to these podcasts individually or within your congregations; spread the word; and share any...
"Love one another. It is finished. He is Risen!" — Rev. Kent Siladi
"Low wages unnecessarily stress the state economy, government services, and workers and their families. The state can reduce each of these stresses by increasing the minimum wage." — David Biklen
"The notion of arming teachers with guns as a response to gun violence is abhorrent and absurd." —Rev. Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager
"There is no one way or best way to achieve racial justice; instead, it is our collective differences and our united goal that will one day allow us to be successful in achieving equity for all God's people." —TJ Harper
"The 2018 Women’s March helped me to remember that like the Triune God and our own worshipping communities, we are so much stronger together than we could ever be on our own. " - Rev. Kristen Provost Switzer
A reflection on the recent anti-casino gathering in Bridgeport, and a look at what comes next.
It is hard to believe how time has flown by since we all met together in June for Annual Meeting in Hartford. At Annual Meeting we accomplish many things for the work of the church, but from my perspective the most important accomplishment was when we passed “A Resolution of Implementation Recommending Churches of the Connecticut Conference Mark Transgender Remembrance Sunday.” Just as a friendly reminder November 20th each year is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), and our resolution asks ...
Yesterday’s tragic church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas has already hit the “refresh” button on any number of rallying cries on all sides of the gun violence debates, especially on social media.