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Jun 30, 2014, 12:03 ET

United Church of Christ Comments On SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled against Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby, saying, "closely held corporations cannot...

Jun 27, 2014, 12:02 ET

United Church of Christ Becomes First Religious Denomination to Sponsor the Gay Games

 The United Church of Christ has announced that it will be the first religious denomination to be a major sponsor of the Gay Games when the...

Jun 18, 2014, 14:20 ET

United Church of Christ Applauds U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Decision to Cancel Washington NFL Team Trademark

The United Church of Christ applauds the decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Washington Redskins trademark...

Jun 16, 2014, 10:02 ET

North Carolina Church Leaders and Clergy Deliver Nearly 30,000 Signed Petitions Against North Carolina's Discriminatory Marriage Laws

 On what is being termed "Marriage Monday," North Carolina church leaders and clergy delivered two petitions to the office of State Attorney...

Jun 14, 2014, 15:30 ET

United Church of Christ Central Atlantic Conference Passes Resolution Calling for Washington Football Team Name Change and Calls for Member Boycott

 The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday, June 14, pressuring the...

Jun 03, 2014, 10:28 ET

United Church of Christ Lawsuit Adds Plaintiffs, While Defendants Seek Motion for Stay in Case

 As continued evidence that all people of faith have a shared interest in the protection of the First Amendment right to religious freedom,...

May 15, 2014, 18:14 ET

Attorney General of North Carolina Describes United Church of Christ Lawsuit as Complex and Significant

Defendants in the case, General Synod of the United Church of Christ v. Cooper, filed motions for a 30-day extension of time to respond to the...

Jul 09, 2012, 11:11 ET

United Fights Heart Disease and Honors Social Justice Activists

 Delegates of United Covenant Churches of Christ (UCCC) will travel from as far east as the tropical land of Nigeria, as far north as Alaska...

May 20, 2009, 17:38 ET

St. John's United Church of Christ Accuses City of Chicago With Lying and False Advertising About Sacred Graves in St. Johannes Cemetery

Responding to a widespread advertising campaign recently started by the City of Chicago, representatives of St. John's United Church of Christ (the...

Mar 19, 2007, 01:00 ET

Report Shows Minorities Hurt By Environmental Injustice: Katrina Response Is No Anomaly

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following media advisory was released today by the United Church of Christ: WHAT: To...

Mar 19, 2007, 01:00 ET

New Report Shows Minorities Still Hurt by Environmental Injustice

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental injustice in minority communities is as much or more prevalent today than 20 years...

Jun 14, 2006, 01:00 ET

City of Woodinville Evicts Homeless From Church Property

WOODINVILLE, Wash., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, June 9th, King County Superior Court ordered the eviction of more than 60 people now...

Aug 27, 2003, 01:00 ET
A F CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY THE AMISTAD CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY THE AMISTAD

The Amistad - Detroit Host Committee is pleased to announce Freedom Schooner Amistad, presented by Bank One and Ford Motor Company, is scheduled to dock in Detroit, August 23rd - 27th, 2003. Photo credit - Jim Campbell. (PRNewsFoto)[AS]
 DETROIT, MI USA
 06/27/2003

The Closing Musical Ceremony, Fare Thee Well, For the Freedom Schooner Amistad, Will Be Held at the Dock at Hart Plaza On Thursday, August 28th at 9 a.m.

DETROIT, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extremely successful Detroit exhibition of the 2003 Great Lakes Tour of the Freedom Schooner Amistad...

Aug 25, 2003, 01:00 ET
A F CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY THE AMISTAD CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY THE AMISTAD

The Amistad - Detroit Host Committee is pleased to announce Freedom Schooner Amistad, presented by Bank One and Ford Motor Company, is scheduled to dock in Detroit, August 23rd - 27th, 2003. Photo credit - Jim Campbell. (PRNewsFoto)[AS]
 DETROIT, MI USA
 06/27/2003

On Monday, August 25th, Amistad Tours Continue as Well As Important Presentations About Race Which are Scheduled As Part of the Exhibition of the Freedom Schooner Amistad

DETROIT, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The AMISTAD 2003 Detroit Host Committee, chaired by Reverend Nicholas Hood, III, announced that two separate...

Aug 12, 2003, 01:00 ET
A F CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY THE AMISTAD CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY THE AMISTAD

The Amistad - Detroit Host Committee is pleased to announce Freedom Schooner Amistad, presented by Bank One and Ford Motor Company, is scheduled to dock in Detroit, August 23rd - 27th, 2003. Photo credit - Jim Campbell. (PRNewsFoto)[AS]
 DETROIT, MI USA
 06/27/2003

Amistad, Presented by Bank One and Ford Motor Company, Set to Visit Detroit August 23rd - August 27th

DETROIT, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Schooner Amistad will visit Detroit, August 23rd - 27th, as part of her 2003 Great Lakes...

Aug 11, 2003, 01:00 ET

As New Fraud Charges Swirl Around MCI, Major Church Group Urges FCC to Block Key License Transfers from WorldCom

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc. (UCC) filed late Friday a formal petition...

Jun 09, 2003, 01:00 ET

Character Counts: Major U.S. Church Group Objects to Weak Settlement Between SEC and WorldCom

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The proposed settlement between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and WorldCom (now MCI) is "a mere...

Apr 02, 2003, 00:00 ET

Church Group: Latest WorldCom False Profits Admission Increases Need for State Regulatory Action

CLEVELAND, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The March 31, 2003 admission by scandal-plagued WorldCom, Inc. that it has uncovered another $2 billion in...

Mar 12, 2003, 00:00 ET

Major Church Group Urges 50 State Utility Commissions to Take Action Against WorldCom, Prevent Future Misdeeds

CLEVELAND, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing that "character counts," the Office of Communication, United Church of Christ, Inc. (UCC) today...

Feb 24, 2003, 00:00 ET

United Church of Christ Urges States to Act in WorldCom Matter

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- At today's winter meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the...