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  1. It started as an idea brainstormed by a group of 17 young people on retreat last fall, and will become reality next month, when Mimanagish Family Pride Camp welcomes LGBT + campers, their families and friends to the heart of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness just 40 miles south of Big Timber, Montana.

  2.  group of concerned church members and their pastor in Freeport, Ill., are fighting for the separation of church and state. They want to make sure religion stays out of the local library. So with their community, they campaigned against the installation of the motto "In God We Trust" on the library building – and won.

  3. A delegation from Egypt recently visited the U.S. for a week, meeting with civic, religious, and civil society leaders.

  4. UCC churches, clergy and congregants are reaching out with hope and in faith to migrants at our borders and immigrants across the country. Many more are asking what they can do to respond to the government policies that detain and separate families. The Southwest Conference UCC, acting with Justice and Local Church Ministries, is calling each member of the denomination to build on that immigrant-welcoming effort this fall as one Church to Keep Families Together.

  5. Leaders of the United Church of Christ are expressing concern about the nomination of federal judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. UCC officers believe Kavanaugh, a conservative U.S. District Court judge in Washington D.C., who came up through the Bush administration, could shift Court rulings to the right.

  6. When Brayan Geronimo Perez Brito was growing up in Nebaj, a town in the mountains of Guatemala, he felt like he had no future. So at 17, he decided to leave home to find one. His journey brought him to Centreville, Virg., the people of Wellspring United Church of Christ, and the Centreville Labor Resource Center.

  7. A homeless veteran in Greensboro, North Carolina will soon have a cozy place to call home courtesy of a United Church of Christ congregation and the support of community volunteers.

  8. My grandmother taught me how to be a Christian, and told me about marching for abortion rights prior to Roe v. Wade.

  9. A Minnesota UCC minister is calling faith leaders to join in opposition of Enbridge Energy Line 3 – an oil pipeline that could endanger the headwaters of the Mississippi River and lakes where the Ojibwe tribes have fishing and wild rice harvesting rights. 

  10. The national leadership of the United Church of Christ is denouncing the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, which they say "will be recorded as one of the most far-reaching rulings of 2018."

  11. The Rev. Rhina Ramos knows all too well the fear and the struggle facing migrants coming to the United States, hanging on to the hope of building a better life. She lived it.

  12. The Rev. Traci Blackmon brought greetings from the UCC to 30,000 people gathered at Lafayette Square across from the White House, site of the "Families Belong Together" rally in Washington, D.C. on June 30, urging them to keep fighting for love.

  13. People across America, young and old, lifted up their voices at more than 700 'Families Belong Together' rallies on June 30, calling for change in the government immigration policies, and the immediate reunion of migrant families separated at the border.

  14. The story of the involuntary separation of vulnerable children from their parents seeking refuge in the U.S. has dominated the global news cycle for nearly a month.

  15. Hope blooms on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, planted by a partnership of the Dakota Association of the United Church of Christ and Simply Smiles.

  16. The Rev. Traci Blackmon is one of three women religious leaders featured in a CBS Interfaith Special, "Reclaiming History: A Movement for Equality," that is scheduled for broadcast around the country beginning Sunday, July 1.

  17. Arizona pastor the Rev. Randy Mayer has spent almost two decades ministering to his migrant neighbors. He and his church, Good Shepherd UCC on the U.S border with Mexico, are now sponsoring an ayslum seeker and her sons hoping to make a better life in the U.S.

  18. The young people who made up the United Church of Christ's West Central Regional Youth Eventput their faith in action in many ways as they gathered at Grinnell College, Iowa, during the week of June 19-22.

  19. The national leadership of the United Church of Christ continues to condemn President Trump’s September travel ban, which restrict citizens from predominantly Muslim countries from traveling to this country. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the ban this morning.

  20. Thousands rallied on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, lifting up the message of the Poor Peoples Campaign, calling for a 'moral revival' — a change in public policies to care for the most vulnerable Americans.