Justice and Witness

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.


TJ Harper to End Time as Racial Justice Associate

3/6/2019

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 ...


Speaking Peace

2/5/2019

More than 65 members of the community gathered at Beneficent Congregational Church UCC, in Providence for the first “Speak Peace Symposium."


VIDEO: Peace Dale Members Reflect on Haiti Trip

2/1/2019

A group of 8 people from the Peace Dale congregational Church recently took part in the Rhode Island Conference mission trip to Haiti.  In this video, they reflect on their experience:  


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


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