Climate change is real. Human population growth is real. Resource depletion is real. What do we do with that fearful combination? Source: United Church News
Scores of United Church of Christ congregations are preparing to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend in a variety of ways. As the nation marks his life’s work for civil rights toward the creation of a just world for all, churches and affiliated ministries of the UCC will look to deepen their understandings of King’s dream of civil and economic rights.
The Women’s March on Washington and its Sister Marches around the country drew UCC members like a magnet, compelled by the Spirit to show up, step out and demand a just world for all. There were hundreds of them, some wearing aprons, others carrying signs, chanting, singing and shouting in a joint witness for justice in several cities around the country on Saturday Jan. 21.
The National Open and Affirming Coalition will celebrate the 45th anniversary of its founding this summer during its National Gathering, the organization’s signature event, before the beginning of the United Church of Christ’s 31st General Synod. Despite advancements for LGBTQ rights and marriage equality in recent years, this upcoming gathering marks a chance to set the future course for the ONA movement in a new — and potentially dangerous environment — created by the 2016 presidential election.
The United Church of Christ General Minister and President is being recognized as one of dozen religious leaders from a variety of faith traditions working to make this world a just place for all by the Center for American Progress (CAP) – an independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas.
When the Women’s March for America steps off in Washington D.C. on Saturday, advocates in the nation’s capitol rallying for a just world for all will be joined in spirit and in action by scores of others at Sister Marches — solidarity events organized by volunteers in over 200 cities around the country.