Jewish group condemns United Church of Christ resolution on Israel, Palestinians

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(RNS) — A Jewish advocacy group has condemned a resolution adopted at a meeting of the United Church of Christ on Sunday (July 18) that calls the continued oppression of the Palestinian people a “sin.” The American Jewish Committee denounced the UCC resolution, a “Declaration for a Just Peace Between Palestine and Israel,” saying the … Read more

United Church of Christ declares racism a public health crisis

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(RNS) — The United Church of Christ kicked off its Special Edition General Synod on Sunday (July 11) by passing a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. RELATED: As United Church of Christ takes on race and LGBTQ issues, consensus reigns Delegates to the mainline denomination’s biennial meeting, held virtually this year, approved “A … Read more

As United Church of Christ takes on race and LGBTQ issues, consensus reigns

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(RNS) — When the United Church of Christ kicks off its General Synod on Sunday (July 11), the Rev. Traci Blackmon isn’t worried about fractious votes, conservative insurgencies or to-do’s over high-level resignations — or calls for the same. The UCC, in short, is no Southern Baptist Convention, which endured all of the above at … Read more