Justice and Witness

Request for Clergy Signatures to Oppose Gas Demand Fee for Churches

11/19/2019

Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi sent a request to clergy today asking them to sign a letter to the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).


SPOTLIGHT - Interfaith Youth Learn About Their Similarities

11/11/2019

In a time when lines drawn between groups of people get darker and more defined, Newtown Congregational Church is making efforts to break barriers and show young people that they have more in common with youth of other faiths than differences.


Mission Co-Worker Speaks On War and Peace in Colombia

10/24/2019

"It's something that we have to accompany and monitor for a long time and continue to build peace in Colombia for decades to come." — Michael Joseph


Joseph Clemmons Program Moves in New Direction

10/18/2019

The Joseph D. Clemmons Job Training Program (JCT) has taken a new direction, transforming from a 2-week training program to an leadership development initiative for youth and young adults of color.


2019 CT Legislative Session Wrap-Up

6/13/2019

An overview of the 2019 CT General Assembly Legislative Session.


CTUCC Advocating on a Number of Issues with Legislature

5/16/2019

The 2019 Legislative Session of the Connecticut General Assembly is under way. The Connecticut Conference’s Legislative Advocate, Michele Mudrick, has been hard at work illustrating the justice and compassion of the Conference as outlined by the Conference’s approved resolutions.


Advocate Urges Phone Calls on Healthcare

5/14/2019

Connecticut has the chance to pass ground-breaking legislation to allow the state to offer new health insurance choices, also known as a public option, for small businesses, nonprofits and individuals.


2019 Living Waters Award Winner Announced

5/13/2019

Steve Lane, co-founder of Quiet Corner Refugee Resettlement (QCRR), will be the recipient of the 2019 Living Waters Award.


First Recipient of 'Do The New' Grant Named

5/2/2019

On Palm Sunday, Susan Townsley joined the First Congregational Church, New London, for worship and to present the $5,000 grant check.  Townsley named the embodiment the beloved community as one of the program’s hallmarks, and congratulated the church and co-pastor The Rev. Sara Ofner-Seals (in purple stole) for their winning application.    ...


Legislators Talk About Importance of Faith

4/9/2019

At a first-of-its-kind event on Friday, more than 30 people from 11 Connecticut Conference churches came to the Legislative Office Building to meet with three CTUCC legislators and talk over issues from environmental protection to gambling to economic justice and reproductive rights.


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