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UCC minister: We can, we must do better than this

A group of interfaith leaders, mixed with activists, concerned citizens and lay persons, stood on the desert soil near Tornillo, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 15, to pray, speak and sing on behalf of the young migrant detainees housed in a tent city at that federal detention locale. We came from …

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Buffalo Sanctuary Church 'Showers Love' on global guests

A Buffalo, New York congregation celebrated the completion of a construction project on Sunday that, as a sanctuary church, allows them to ‘Shower Love’ on their global guests. Pilgrim-St. Luke’s/El Nuevo Camino United Church of Christ formally dedicated new showers and laundry facilities, added to their basement of their building to …

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How Does it Feel to be a Problem

“How does it feel to be a problem?” Over a century ago, African American scholar W. E. B. DuBois asked this question in his classic work on race, The Souls of Black Folk. All people have problems, regardless of wealth or status; it’s part of the human condition. To be …

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For UCC youth ministry, the future is now

“I was hoping to develop a network, more so a group of friends, who will be relation to each other for years to come — and I did.” These sentiments were expressed by one of the 12 full-time youth ministers who came together at the United Church of Christ Church …

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Commentary: We Need a Caravan of Compassion

I am deeply troubled by the continued escalation and racist rhetoric against Central American migrants and others heading towards our border. The unbridled dehumanizing, demonizing, and racist assertions by our current president are now institutionally supported with expanded Border Patrol and Immigration Customs Enforcement law enforcement branches. These groups, along …

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