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Washington-area UCC Votes to Boycott Washington NFL Team
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

The United Church of Christ for the mid-Atlantic region passed a resolution Saturday asking its 40,000 members not to buy game tickets or wear any souvenir gear of the Washington NFL club until it changes its ...

En Route to Sotheby’s, Bay Psalm Book Traces Nation’s Seesaw Religious History
Originally Posted: 11/21/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

Three hundred and seventy-three years ago, when the chief Puritan “divines” of the young Massachusetts Bay Colony printed their own translation of the Bible’s Book of Psalms, they prided themselves on importin ...

D.C. Clergy Join Push to 'Change the Mascot'
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

The Oneida Indian Nation’s campaign against the Washington pro football club’s team name picked up new supporters this week when more than two dozen clergy in the Washington region committed to taking the figh ...

Church That Stood Up For Gay Rights Faces Closure
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

The small stack of envelopes that arrives at Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minn., each day are filled with good will and small bills – ones, fives and tens mostly. The donations lift the spirit, said Rev. Oliver White, but they ...

Minnesota Church Finds the High Price of Supporting Gays
Originally Posted: 03/04/2012 - 7:05pm | Type: Blog

A small Minnesota church is finding out the high cost of standing up for same-sex equality — as well as an unexpected lifeline from the very people it decided to support. A small ...

More than 1,000 Arrested Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

As of this morning, more than 1,009 Americans have been arrested to bring national attention to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is what church looks like. As of thi ...

Observing the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 by Sharing Faith
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

The email came just a few days before two Jewish rabbis and two Muslim friends joined two of us Christian ministers for a Sunday morning service. This service was part of a national event called Faith Shared. ...

Aid, Not War in Afghanistan: An Open Letter From Religious Leaders to President Obama
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/soj11031.jpg"></a>Dear Mr. President,</p> Dear Mr. President, As your target date to begin U.S. ...

Libya, Just War, and Augustine
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

It was on the shores of North Africa that one of the greatest Christian thinkers tried to work out the relationship between Jesus' teachings about loving even enemies and the impending invasion by ...

In the Midst of Fasting, I am so Grateful
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

On day three of my prayer fast, I woke up with the hymn, "I Am So Grateful," which the Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ Children's Choir sang beautifully yesterday, running throug ...

Brownfields Forever
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jonathan Mendez The United Church of Christ has been on the forefront ...