Category - United Church of Christ

  • February 11, 2010

    The World Council of Churches has urged President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo "to ensure the immediate release" of Dr Alexis Montes and other 42 health workers detained by military and police forces on 6 February.

  • December 3, 2009

    The head of the United Church of Christ in the USA has released a statement critical of President Barack Obama’s decision to dramatically escalate troop levels in Afghanistan.

  • October 31, 2009

    US President Barack Obama has signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act, which strengthens existing US laws. The move has been welcomed by the United Church of Christ.

  • September 7, 2009

    In what it is describing as a "massive mobilization effort," the United Church of Christ in the USA is launching a major healthcare advocacy campaign on Tuesday 8 September 2009.

  • July 1, 2009

    A United Nations’ chief policy officer has told a United Church of Christ organisation that the way malaria has been tackled may model responses to the global economic crisis.

  • March 12, 2009

    The United Church of Christ in the USA will observe its first Immigrant Rights Sunday on 3 May, to highlight vital issues of justice and hospitality for people facing discrimination and exclusion.

  • May 7, 2008

    The Democratic presidential contest has been getting ugly. And Barack Obama's church ties have become both a boon and a bane.

  • February 27, 2008

    The US Internal Revenue Service has told the United Church of Christ's national offices that it has opened an investigation into Barack Obama's address at the UCC's 2007 General Synod as the church engaging in "political activities."

  • January 15, 2008

    The head of the United Church of Christ denomination in the USA has reacted with anger and frustration to accusations of racism circulating about it largest congregation, which is also Senator Barack Obama's home church.

  • October 17, 2007

    The health of children should be a bipartisan concern, says the US United Church of Christ's general minister and president, calling politicians to override of a presidential veto against an expansion of a crucial children's health insurance programme.