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UCC joins Christian leaders in letter to Congress outlining human-rights violations in the Middle East


Friends, On October 5, 2012, national leaders of the United Church of Christ joined other Christian leaders representing U.S. churches and religious organizations in a two-page letter to Congress, asking that Israel be held accountable for potential human-rights violations through its use of U.S. military aid. The ecumenical leaders write that both...

Conference announces 2012 Haystack Award winners


The Massachusetts Conference honored eight Haystack Award winners at the 213th Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Conference on June 15,2012. Below is information about those honorees:­­­­­­­­­­­ Mission & Justice Awards Presented by the Commission for Mission and Justice Ministries: Africa Mission Group ~ Plymouth Church in Framingham The Africa ...

ONA Task Team supports petition to Stop Exporting Hate


In response to the slaying of Ugandan gay rights activitst David Kat, Open and Affirming Task Team Chair Kathie Carpenter is asking supporters to sign on to a "Stop Exporting Hate" petition by the Human Rights Campaign. The petition's introduction states: "A Ugandan gay rights advocate was bludgeoned to death in his home this week. His name had ...

Prayers urged in response to events in Egypt, Uganda


The Massachusetts Conference's Commission on Ecumenism is encouraging churches to join in prayer to seek God's presence amid the upheavals in Egypt. while the Conference's Open and Affirming Task Force is urging prayer and advocacy in response to a murdered Ugandan activist. The Commission on Ecumenism is encouraging congregations to support ...

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