Justice and Witness

Conference Leaders Express Support for Ballot Question 3

10/31/2018

The following statement was released by leaders of the Massachusetts Conference on Oct. 31, 2018 Statement by the Leadership of the United Church of Christ - Massachusetts Conference Supporting Question 3 is consistent with the beliefs and practices of the United Church of Christ. Working together to create a loving and just society is at the heart...


Conference Group Provides Witness at the Border

8/29/2018

Fifteen people from the Massachusetts Conference - including Associate Conference Minister Kelly Gallagher and her family, and volunteers from four churches (Natick, Somerville, Walpole and  Amesbury) - gathered at Arizona's border with Mexico on Sunday for several days of witness, study and service around immigrant justice. The group joined more ...


UCC Leaders: "Keep Families Together!"

6/19/2018

Condemning the unconscionable assertion that migrant children should be separated from their parents because of ‘orderly and lawful processes that protect the weak and lawful,' — a Biblical statement used to justify U.S. immigration policies — United Church of Christ National Leadership has issued this pastoral letter, urging the people of the ...


CT and MA Delegates Take Stands for Immigrants

6/18/2018

Connecticut and Massachusetts Conference Annual Meeting delegates took a stand for immigrants this weekend.


Six Churches Receive Green Congregation Awards

6/17/2018

While there was much to celebrate at the Annual Meeting Recognition Lunch this year, the Environmental Ministries Task Team was very happy to recognize six churches for their tremendous effort around environmental protection and climate justice!


Three Receive Haystack Awards for Justice Work

6/16/2018

The Massachusetts Conference Justice & Witness Council presented Haystack Awards on Saturday, June 16th, to Joy Harris and Bruce Roberts for their work with Lakota youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota; and to Carmen Ramos-Kalsow for her relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Here is what the Council said about these...


UCC Church Members Take Part in Springfield Protest

6/6/2018

The Poor People's Campaign in Massachusetts moved to Springfield on Monday, June 4, where members of more than a dozen United Church of Christ churches (including First Congregational Amherst, pictured at right) participated in a rally calling on politicians to address the air pollution that makes Springfield the nation's worst city for people with...


Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: Week #3 – Militarism, the War Economy and Gun Violence

5/30/2018

On Memorial Day, members of the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign, veterans, people experiencing homelessness, and clergy pitched tents on the Boston Common to draw attention to the intersections of a bloated war economy, the plight of our veterans, gun violence in a nation obsessed with militarism, and homelessness – especially within the ...


Interfaith Religious Leaders and Scientists Join Together To Fight Climate Change

5/29/2018

Faith leaders and scientists flank Cardinal Seán O’Malley at the release of the Faith and Science Joint Appeal for Climate Action Photo credit: Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts. Click for larger image. More than 500 religious leaders and scientists from across Massachusetts have joined together to issue a Faith and Science Joint Appeal ...


Local Clergy Take Part in Washington Demonstration

5/29/2018

Photo by Marisa Brown Ludwig Several Massachusetts and Connecticut Conference clergy joined more than a thousand other progressive Christians in a Washington DC demonstration on May 24 which is part of the larger Reclaiming Jesus movement. The service and procession was led by Bishop Michael Curry, the Episcopal minister who catapulted to fame ...


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