Justice and Witness

Southwest Conference Calls for Week of Faithful Witness at the Border

7/30/2018

The following article from the Southwest Conference of the United Church of Christ details the ways people can help with the border crisis, either by joining humanitarian efforts at the Mexican border ("AT the border"), or by helping from home ("FOR the border"; there are many great ideas here!)  We would like to hear from anyone planning to ...


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 ...


2018 Living Waters Awards Recipients Announced

5/10/2018

The Connecticut Conference Board of Directors has selected three recipients for the 2018 Living Waters Award.


Dreamers Bill Backed by CTUCC Leaders Passes

5/3/2018

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation last week that opens financial aid in the state to “dreamers,” the undocumented immigrants brought here as children, a bill for which Connecticut Conference leaders had lobbied. Under the bill, undocumented students across the state who attend public colleges and universities will be eligible to apply for ...


Thompson Church Helps Residents With Addiction

4/17/2018

Thompson Congregational, United Church of Christ is looking to serve those in the community who are fighting addictions. Beginning in May, the church will begin distributing money for Thompson residents seeking recovery from addition.


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