Justice and Witness

CT Conference Takes Action Early in State's 2018 Legislative Session


The 2018 Legislative Session of the Connecticut General Assembly began on February 7, and the CT Conference’s Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick has been hard at work tracking the issues as new bills are raised by representatives and senators around the state.

Greenwich Youth Create Banner To Oppose Gun Violence


First Congregational Church of Greenwich youth created a banner in order to send a message to church members and the larger community that they feel change is necessary to keep youth safe from gun violence.

Opposition To Casino Expansion Grows Around Bridgeport


On February 25, nearly 30 concerned citizens gathered at First Congregational Church of Darien to discuss the impacts of a new casino proposed for the Bridgeport area by MGM Resorts.

Racial Justice Team Brings Training To Public Schools


Faculty, staff, and a group of students at Southington High School departed from their usual focus on instruction and assessment to take a hard look at racism in the school.

Simple Hospitality


NEW LONDON —Youth and adults from three congregations of the Connecticut Conference spent Saturday, Feb. 17, extending radical hospitality to neighbors from the Homeless Hospitality Shelter in New London.  Mystic Congregational Church, First Congregational Church of Griswold, and Park Congregational Church of Norwich signed up for the New London ...

Nominations Being Accepted for Living Waters Award


The Connecticut Conference is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Living Waters Award, to be presented at the 151st Annual Meeting, June 15 & 16, 2018.   Persons honored by The Living Waters Award are those who work for justice, live ethically, build community, and promote the common good in their workplaces and in their communities. This ...

200 Clergy Sign Letter in Support of Reinstating DACA


In less than 24 hours, nearly 200 Connecticut Conference clergy signed on to a letter standing with DACA recipients and calling on Congress to reinstate DACA and commit to write and pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year. The letter will be sent to Connecticut's two US Senators and five Representatives in Congress. It will also be ...

Thousands March On Capital For Women's March 2018


Kari Nicewander, Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford, Jack Perkins Davidson, Spring Glen Church in Hamden, and Conference Minister Kent Siladi HARTFORD - Thousands marched to the Connecticut State Capital on Saturday to protest inequality in the rights and treatment of women. It was the second year of the Women's March, the first occurring...

A Look Back At Conference News in 2017


As we say goodbye to the year 2017 and welcome the new year with hope and wonder, let's take a look back at some of the 121 stories and 62 blog posts brought to you by the Connecticut Conference newsroom.   2017 was a year of transitions for the Conference Staff. Rev. Day McCallister's departure in May attracted a lot of attention, as did Cecile ...

Registration Open for Service and Learning Trip to Cheyenne River Reservation


Registration is now open for a service and learning trip to the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. The Connecticut Conference is again partnering with Simply Smiles to offer this life-transforming opportunity to live and work in the Lakota community of LaPlant, South Dakota. Trip dates are May 12 through May 19. Activities will include ...

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