Thursday, May 8, 2008

The United Church of Christ Praying for Peace

Lately when people talk about the United Church of Christ they act as if the Church has only two members, Barack Obama and Rev. Wright. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is a vibrant church that has been involved in social justice issues for a long, long time.

Name the Social Justice Issue and they are involved in it: Human Rights, Civil Rights, hunger, eco-destruction, war, peace making, GLBT issues, health care, the federal budget, nuclear disarmament. You need an ally in fighting for any of these causes they will be there.

They work with other denominations and faiths to try to make the world less violent. An example would be the Open Letter to the President that addresses the War in Iraq and clearly states their demands based on biblical, gospel-living principles.

They are so much more that the current sound bites. Let us pray with our UCC sisters and brothers for peace.

100,000 for Peace Donation
An Ohio UCC Church video

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