Resolution to Support the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court"s Decision Affirming the Right of Same-Gender Couples to Marry approved by 205th Annual Meeting (2004)

6/12/2004

Approved by the 205th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ, June 12, 2004.   WHEREAS, the Bible is filled with invitations, calls and commands “to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God”. (Micah 6:8) Jesus reminds us that God commands us “to love our neighbors as ourselves” (Luke 10:27) and to ...


A Resolution Concerning A Christian Response to War approved by the 204th Annual Meeting (2003)

6/7/2003

Approved by the 204th Annual Meeting, June 6-7, 2003, Mount Holyoke College. Proposed by the Commission for Mission and Justice Ministries WHEREAS, the 204th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ takes note of the large number of current and impending violent conflicts throughout God's world, and WHEREAS, ...


Resolution for a Healthy Tomorrow approved by the 204th Annual Meeting (2003)

6/7/2003

Approved by the 204th Annual Meeting, June 6-7, 2003, Mount Holyoke College. Proposed by the Environmental Task Force of the Commission for Mission and Justice Ministries WHEREAS, The 202nd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ voted to approve a Resolution on the Environment and the Church, urging church ...


Resolution to Invite Congregations to Endorse the Earth Charter approved by the 204th Annual Meeting (2003)

6/7/2003

Approved by the 204th Annual Meeting, June 6-7, 2003, Mount Holyoke College. Proposed by First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Williamstown Background: Urgent worldwide concern brought the Earth Charter into existence at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. From the beginning, the emphasis was on saving and sharing energy, protection of ...


A Resolution Concerning our Government's Response to the Attacks of 9/11/01 approved by the 203rd Annual Meeting (2002)

6/8/2002

Approved at the 203rd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, June 7-8, 2002   WHEREAS, the 203rd Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ mourns the terrible loss of innocent lives on September 11 and grieves deeply with the victims' families, and WHEREAS, the Apostle Paul tells us "Repay no one evil ...


Resolution in Support of the People in, and a UCC Delegation to, Colombia, South America approved by the 203rd Annual Meeting (2002)

6/8/2002

Approved at the 203rd Annual Meeting, June 7-8, 2002   The purposes of this resolution are (1) to publicly offer our prayers and support to a UCC delegation from Massachusetts, and two other conferences, traveling to Colombia this summer, (2) to publicly offer our prayers and support to the good and innocent people who suffer in Colombia, and (3) ...


Resolution to End Homelessness in Massachusetts passed by the 203rd Annual Meeting (2002)

6/8/2002

Approved at the 203rd Annual Meeting, June 7-8, 2002 The Bible is filled with invitations, calls and commands "to do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with God". (Micah 6:8) We are exhorted to "turn our swords into plowshares and to provide each person with their own vine and fig tree". (Micah 4:3-4) Jesus reminds us that God commands ...


Resolution Calling for a More Just, Humane Direction for Economic Globalization approved by the 202nd Annual Meeting (2001)

6/9/2001

Approved by the 202nd Annual Meeting, June 9, 2001. Proposed by the Commission for Mission and Justice Ministries   WHEREAS, General Synods and Massachusetts Conference Annual Meetings have passed numerous resolutions seeking to support a more just national and international economic system, including, "Justice in the Maquiladoras" (GS 18, 1991), ...


Resolution on the Environment and the Church approved by the 202nd Annual Meeting (2001)

6/9/2001

Voted by the 202nd Annual Meeting, June 9, 2001 As Christians, we say that God created the earth and called it good. Human beings are called to care for the earth. We do not own it, but are to treasure it and nurture it as a sacred trust.   WHEREAS, A pattern of ecosystem changes produced by human behavior threatens human survival; and a ...


Resolution on Restorative Justice approved by the 200th Annual Meeting (1999)

4/19/1999

Approved by the 200th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ April, 1999 Whereas, Crime in our country is a great source of our misery, leaving victims with physical, emotional and financial losses, communities with fear, taxpayers with huge bills for law enforcement and corrections, and offenders and their families...


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