Justice and Witness

Guilford Church Hosts Criminal Justice Conference

2/14/2019

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

1/17/2019

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

1/17/2019

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

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.


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