Faith In Action
September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day. That weekend, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Faith Communities Task Force invites faith communities across the nation to pray for those whose lives have been touched by suicide. In collaboration with other leaders in faith, business, government, healthcare, and social justice, the Task Force has organized a campaign for a National Day of Prayer for Faith, Hope, & Life.
The famine designation was lifted from South Sudan, thanks to a concerted global effort that included your generous support to One Great Hour of Sharing and its recent East Africa Famine Response campaign.
But millions remain at risk of severe malnutrition and need help to feed their families as the rainy season gathers momentum.
On the morning of Tuesday, August 8, Debby Stinton, Member in Discernment and pastoral assistant at Church of the Palms UCC, learned that her son, Rick, had been hit by a car and suffered numerous internal and external injuries.
The 3 Great Loves is the denomination’s opportunity to express how our Love of Neighbor, Love of Children, and Love of Creation work together to address the inequities in our current world.
You are specially invited to a Moral Revival Mass Meeting in the style of the civil rights movement with national religious leader Rev. William Barber, Repairers of the Breach team and local NM & AZ faith and justice leaders.
For those interested, we will be organizing a special UCC immersion experience before the SOAW Border Convergence that will include a desert walk with Samaritans, witness at Operation Streamline, theological reflection on border ministry and UCC strategic discussion on immigrant justice at a national level.
Please contact your Senators to support the Dream Act of 2017. NBC News is reporting, "The legislation was introduced with some urgency because a group of conservative state attorneys general has issued an ultimatum on the subject to President Donald Trump.
They’ve demanded that by Sept. 5, his administration stop renewing or granting temporary deportation deferrals and work permits to young immigrants through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DACA program was authorized by former President Barack Obama."
The consequences of repealing DACA would be severe and profound, as it would put the nearly 800,000 dreamers at immediate risk of deportation.