Justice and Witness

Journeying to see Jesus – RI missionaries head to Haiti

12/10/2018

Children of the Community School of Bellevue,  with Director Maxo Michel, just after they sang to the RICUCC mission group last year. Their school is one of two that the mission group traveling to Haiti  in January will paint.  Epiphany is the season to celebrate the journey of the magi to see the new born Jesus.  During the upcoming Epiphany ...


Irons Homestead Fielding a Team for the Compassion Games

9/5/2018

September 8 –23, 2018 Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest is a community engagement experience that invites people around the world to inspire one another to reveal and promote acts of compassion that better our lives, our communities, and all life on Earth. Through the spirit of play, individual players and teams strive together to: 1. ...


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 ...


RI Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty Calls on Churches to Take Action

5/15/2018

The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty is offering a series of "next steps" for faith leaders to take following the 10th Annual Interfaith Poverty Conference held last week.  (The Rev. Traci Blackmon, executive minister of Justice and Witness Ministries for the United Church of Christ, was the keynote speaker - find video, photos ...


#GivingTuesday Drive Brings in nearly $4500 for Racial Justice Ministries

12/5/2017

Donors in southeastern New England kicked off the charitable giving season last week by pledging $4,445 in donations to Racial Justice Ministries on #GivingTuesday.


Faith Leaders Revive MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign as a National Organizing Call to End Racism, Poverty

12/4/2017

Interfaith leaders came together in Washington, D.C. Dec. 4 to launch a revival of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


A Message from CT Conference Minister Kent Siladi

8/16/2017

A message about Charlottesville, and a pastoral letter


Conference Leaders Issue Letter in Response To Anti-Islamic Propaganda

4/10/2017

The following letter was released by leaders of the three southern New England Conferences of the United Church of Christ:


UCC Offers Five Steps for Refugee Accompaniment

3/7/2017

Your commitment to faith-inspired welcoming and advocacy for refugees in the USA is especially important in these uncertain times.


New UCC Video Emphasizes Interfaith Unity

1/18/2017

The National setting of the United Church of Christ today released a video, and accompanying study guides, that "aim to shine a light on religious bigotry in a unique way— by depicting religious leaders of different faiths experiencing the power of walking in one another’s shoes – and into one another’s houses of worship."


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