Justice and Witness

SPOTLIGHT: Using Empty Bowls to Feed the Hungry

6/27/2017

Lynnfield church youth use their artistic talents to raise awareness of hunger and homelessness


Eloise Clawson honored with Haystack Award

6/23/2017

Eloise Clawson, right, with Dr. Vicky Guzman, founder of ASAPROSAR in El Salvador. The 2017 Haystack Award for Justice was presented to Eloise Clawson, a member of UCC Norwell Church, during the Tri-Conference Annual Meeting June 16-17 in Hartford. Eloise has engaged in a supportive, collaborative relationship with Dr. Vicky Guzman, founder of...


The Many Layers of Boston Pride 2017

6/14/2017

“Stronger Together” - UCC Represents at 47th Boston Pride Pride Day, Saturday, June 10, could not have been more beautiful. The largest parade ever gathered was full of the feeling that we needed to be doing this right now. The picture included babies claiming their first Pride parade, youngsters on razor scooters, a plethora of drag, whole Pride ...


Conference Leaders Issue Letter in Response To Anti-Islamic Propaganda

4/10/2017

The following letter was released by leaders of the three southern New England Conferences of the United Church of Christ:


17 Religious Leaders Issue Joint Letter on the Executive Action Suspending Refugee Resettlement

1/31/2017

The leaders from 17 religious organizations, including Massachusetts Conference Minister President The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, issued a joint letter on the Executive Action Suspending Refugee Resettlement.


New UCC Video Emphasizes Interfaith Unity

1/18/2017

The National setting of the United Church of Christ today released a video, and accompanying study guides, that "aim to shine a light on religious bigotry in a unique way— by depicting religious leaders of different faiths experiencing the power of walking in one another’s shoes – and into one another’s houses of worship."


UCC contingents to take part in Women's Marches in DC, Boston, Greenfield

1/4/2017

People from all over the Massachusetts Conference are planning to take part in the upcoming Women's March on Washington, as well as in sister marches in Boston and Greenfield.


#GivingTuesday Gifts Exceed $4K

12/7/2016

The Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island Conferences of the United Church of Christ participated in the national #GivingTuesday generosity movement on November 29 and raised more than $4500. These gifts will be used to support the Racial Justice Ministries of the three conferences.   #GivingTuesday was a global effort to use the power of ...


Conference Clergy Gather at Standing Rock

11/9/2016

Eight Massachusetts Conference pastors joined fellow clergy in Cannonball, North Dakota last week to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Indians and against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the Standing Rock Reservation sacred lands and water. An estimated 524 clergy of 22 faith traditions participated in this action, ...


Chile: Stories of Hope and Resilience

10/5/2016

By The Rev. Christopher Ney Global Missionary Elena Huegel's visit to the Massachusetts Conference Before beginning her presentation, she arranged the items carefully on a table: a handwoven tapestry from Paraguay, a simple pack of gum, two homemade dolls, a bouquet of paper flowers, a coffee mug and more. Each object served as a prompt for a ...


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