Justice and Witness

Legislators Talk About Importance of Faith


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.

Rainbow Connections


Volunteers agreed that the UCC presence at True Colors is an important outreach ministry.

Youth Learn Powerful Lessons on Homelessness from Family Promise


At Church of Christ Congregational in Newington, volunteering with Family Promise has been an eye-opening experience for everyone involved, but especially for our youth.

High School Students Lead Activism Training


By Grace O’Connor Hebron, CT – Regional Hebron, Andover, and Marlborough (RHAM) High School’s Activism club hosted an event at Gilead Congregational Church called “Activism Boot Camp” recently. The event was structured as a training for individuals seeking to become involved or increase their involvement in various forms of activism.  Audience ...

TJ Harper to End Time as Racial Justice Associate


The following is a message from Connecticut Conference Minister The Rev. Kent J. Siladi, Massachusetts Transitional Interim Conference Minister The Rev. Don Remick and Rhode Island Transitional Conference Minister The Rev. Marilyn Kendrix: Three years ago we initiated a focus on racial justice ministry within our Conferences.  We hired Toyan ...

Action Needed on Casino Hearing Tuesday


The following is a message from Legislative Advocate Michele Mudrick: We could use everyone’s help now. The casino and sports wagering bills are having a public hearing TOMORROW - Tuesday, Feb. 26. We need your help in speaking out on this bill!  These are two things you can do - do both, or just one: Submit written testimony in opposition to ...

Guilford Church Hosts Criminal Justice Conference


On Saturday, February 5th, First Congregational Church of Guilford, CT hosted a program entitled “Just Mercy: Community Resettlement After Prison”. Several different organizations involved in bringing about justice for current and former inmates gave presentations regarding their work. The event was well-attended by a mixture of parishioners from ...

Facing the Truth in Alabama: Reflections from Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019


In early January, a delegation of 37 Christians and Jews from Hartford traveled together to Alabama to retrace the steps of civil rights leaders. The trip, dubbed the Interfaith Freedom and Justice Ride 2019,  was spearheaded by the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT), the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford’s Jewish Community ...

Siladi and Arifian Discuss Impacts of Climate Change


Connecticut Conference Minister the Rev. Kent Siladi and Pam Arifian, the Director of the Northeast Environmental Justice Center at Silver Lake Conference Center, held a live video conversation on January 11 to talk about the impacts of climate change and how it shapes the work of the church today and in the future.   The conversation began with ...

Deeper Understandings Come from Worship Onboard Freedom Schooner Amistad


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.

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