UCC youth planning to join March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives

In the Minnesota Conference, it's a number of essays; in the Southwest Conference, it began with a Facebook post. Those are just two items powering UCC youth participation in the gun violence prevention rally, March For Our Lives, created, inspired by, and led by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, survivors of one of the deadliest mass school shootings in U.S. history. -> Read more! ->


UCC at March for Our Lives

On March 24, the students and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, D.C,. to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. -> Learn more |  More on gun violence | Free graphics ->

Support farmworkers and Wendy's boycott

Dozens of farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and consumer allies from across the country will begin a five-day Freedom Fast on the morning of Sunday, March 11, to demand an end to sexual violence in the fields. They will be stationed around the clock outside Trian Partners, the hedge fund offices of Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz, at 280 Park Ave. in Manhattan. You can support these efforts by joining the Freedom Fast or by jumping on a bus and traveling to New York for the Time's Up Wendy's March on March 15 or by making a financial contribution.  -> Read more! ->

UCC leaders grieve, urge activism after school shooting

Seventeen people died in a school shooting Wednesday afternoon in South Florida, killed on Valentine's Day by a former student expelled from the high school for disciplinary problems. "Oh, my heart aches at news like this. I hate watching these stories unfold," said the Rev. John Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president. -> Read more ->

-> Pastoral letter by Conference Minister Rev. John Vertigan ->

Putting our faith into action for second chances

Florida is the leader nationwide in the number of disenfranchised voters. The 1.68 million citizens here barred from voting because of a felony conviction (even if they've paid their debt to society) represents 10 percent of the state's voting population, the highest in the nation. Furthermore, the "war on drugs," coupled with the over-policing of minority communities, has exacerbated the impact on communities of color and has resulted in nearly a quarter of the voting-age African American population being excluded from voting for life. Does this sound like a just world for all to you? You can do something about it. -> Learn more! ->

NCC endorses sweeping initiative to end racism
Today the governing board of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) enthusiastically endorsed a sweeping initiative to end racism.  This process, beginning with a massive rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC on April 4, 2018, will unfold over several years and will be the most visible and impactful work of the National Council of Churches in its recent history. -> Read more! ->

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