Justice and Witness

Deeper Understandings Come from Worship Onboard Freedom Schooner Amistad

10/25/2018

North Branford Congregational Church took a creative approach to worshipping beyond their walls. Members of the congregation traveled to New Haven to worship on the Freedom Schooner Amistad in New Haven Harbor.


New Britain Family to Leave Old Lyme Sanctuary

10/16/2018

Family receiving sanctuary at First Congregational Church of Old Lyme receives stay of deportation and will be leaving the church to return home in New Britain.


New London Church becomes 100th ONA Church in Conference

10/11/2018

On July 1, First Congregational Church of New London, UCC became the 100th church in the Connecticut Conference to declare itself as Open and Affirming.


New Reviving Justice Event to Offer Workshops, Worship, Inspiration

9/20/2018

The Rev. Dr. Damaris D. Whittaker The Connecticut Conference is teaming up with several ecumenical and civic partners to offer a NEW gathering this fall.  Reviving Justice: Inspire, Connect, Act will bring folks together for uplifting worship, followed by a time to connect and then take action around local justice issues. The program will be ...


UCC Members/Clergy Join Protest of ICE Policy

7/3/2018

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Abraham A. Ribicoff Federal Building and Courthouse on Monday demanding the Trump administration reunite children who’ve been separated from their migrant parents in recent months. Others called for and end to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforecment (ICE) agency. Thirty five protesters were ...


UCC Leaders: "Keep Families Together!"

6/19/2018

Condemning the unconscionable assertion that migrant children should be separated from their parents because of ‘orderly and lawful processes that protect the weak and lawful,' — a Biblical statement used to justify U.S. immigration policies — United Church of Christ National Leadership has issued this pastoral letter, urging the people of the ...


CT and MA Delegates Take Stands for Immigrants

6/18/2018

Connecticut and Massachusetts Conference Annual Meeting delegates took a stand for immigrants this weekend.


Racial Justice Trainings To Be Held Regionally

6/7/2018

"It is never too late to get onboard to become an advocate for racial justice." — TJ Harper


Local Clergy Take Part in Washington Demonstration

5/29/2018

Photo by Marisa Brown Ludwig Several Massachusetts and Connecticut Conference clergy joined more than a thousand other progressive Christians in a Washington DC demonstration on May 24 which is part of the larger Reclaiming Jesus movement. The service and procession was led by Bishop Michael Curry, the Episcopal minister who catapulted to fame ...


Wins, Losses, in CT Legislative Session

5/15/2018

The state's legislative session has ended and on five of the issues, Connecticut Conference leaders got their wishes. The Conference's Legislative Advocate, Michele Mudrick - who is guided in her work by the resolutions adopted at Annual Meetings - reports the following: "Conference clergy were instrumental in helping lawmakers in CT agree to ...


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