Justice & The UCC

Special St. John’s UCC Event: “Dialoguing with our Muslim Neighbors”


Following the 10:15 worship service on March 26, 2017, we had an opportunity to learn from and dialogue with Muhammad Fazili, Mohammad Aziz and other members from the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge. Muhammad Fazili is an electrical engineer who is married to a physician and is father of five children. Mr. Fazili is a former member and chair of the Board of Directors of the Islamic Society of Greater Valley Forge and currently directs the weekend school at the mosque where he worships. Mr. Fazili and those who came with him offered a brief presentation and then opened things up for questions and conversation. 

“Despite a revised version of the White House’s executive order on travel restrictions for citizens of six predominately Muslim-majority nations, United Church of Christ leaders remain committed to keeping America’s doors open to refugees and immigrants.”  Statement on the UCC Facebook Page 3-7-2017

 pastoralletter_FB.jpg“United in Spirit, and inspired by God’s grace, we love all, welcome all, and seek justice for all.”

Click here to link to study materials from the UCC website on ending gun violence.

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St. John’s is a member of the United Church of Christ denomination, which has over 1.1 million members.  Within the individual churches, and with individual members, there are differences of opinion on issues that affect us socially and politically, but the UCC and its predecessors have always stood up for Justice in the name of Jesus Christ.

On this website page we will link recent articles from the UCC website which discuss the UCC news and opinions on topical issues.  Not all of our members agree with the UCC opinions, but please respect that these are the views of the denomination and of many in our congregation.

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“What does God require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?”  Micah 6:8

For the latest articlesClick here to go to the UCC Justice webpage

13603564_10153696188701787_8070227696252274086_oLinks to recent UCC articles & commentaries from the UCC website or UCC Facebook page:

http://www.ucc.org/news_ucc_leadership_an_opportunity_for_which_the_church_was_born_06022017

http://www.ucc.org/news_dmv_sanctuary_group_works_for_release_of_mother_of_two_detained_by_ice_in_virginia_05192017?e=ac6d95994a9ab1b1dbb215ff9e7cba3c&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=kyp_may23_17&n=9

http://www.ucc.org/news_commentary_the_disconnect_05122017

http://www.ucc.org/news_justice_grant_helps_alabama_church_open_safe_space_to_lgbt_teens_05082017?utm_campaign=kyp_may9_17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

http://www.ucc.org/news_church_volunteers_show_love_neighbor_with_commitment_refugee_resettlement_in_maryland_05022017?utm_campaign=kyp_may9_17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

http://www.ucc.org/news_what_s_next_after_the_people_s_climate_march_05032017?utm_campaign=kyp_may9_17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

http://www.ucc.org/news_journalist_covering_the_movements_that_are_changing_america_speaks_at_d_c_church_05012017

http://www.ucc.org/news_ucc_advocates_show_love_for_creation_at_peoples_climate_march_in_dc_04302017

http://www.ucc.org/news_a_partnership_to_pierce_the_cycle_of_poverty_in_illinois_07282017

http://www.ucc.org/commentary_three_great_loves_04272017

http://www.ucc.org/daily_devotional_lord_should_we_go_target_shooting

http://www.ucc.org/news_buffalo_congregation_offers_immigrants_refuge_resources_to_start_over_in_canada_04022017

http://www.ucc.org/news_central_atlantic_conference_general_synod_special_events_04042017

http://www.ucc.org/commentary_that_adorable_special_interest_group_03232017

http://www.ucc.org/news_faith_leaders_rally_on_capitol_hill_to_save_health_care03222017

http://www.ucc.org/commentary_in_search_of_a_moral_health_care_system_03092017

http://www.ucc.org/news_traci_blackmon_nominated_to_continue_leading_ucc_justice_work_as_executive_minister_03102017

http://www.ucc.org/news_reflecting_on_japanese_internment_honolulu_ucc_pledges_solidarity_with_muslim_hispanic_communities_03082017

http://www.ucc.org/news_ucc_leaders_condemn_revised_white_house_travel_ban_03062017

http://www.ucc.org/news_minnesota_churches_kindred_spirits_band_together_pledge_sanctuary_03062017?utm_campaign=kyp030717&utm_campaign=kyp_mar7_17&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kyp&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

http://www.ucc.org/news_new_york_congregation_sanctuary_church_stands_with_those_detained_in_ice_raids_02212017?utm_campaign=kyp022117&utm_campaign=kyp_feb21_17&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kyp&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

http://www.ucc.org/news_virginia_church_members_protest_ice_raid_outside_church_shelter_02202017?utm_campaign=kyp022117&utm_campaign=kyp_feb21_17&utm_medium=email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=kyp&utm_source=unitedchurchofchrist

 

 

 

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