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The Department of Homeland Security's sweeping changes in immigration enforcement, with new policies that give customs agents and law enforcement more freedom to arrest, detain and deport people without papers, are riling up UCC clergy around the country.
A UCC national officer emboldened more than 600 clergy and social justice advocates from 13 countries in attendance at a worldwide religious conference to dismantle racism in any shape and form.
The United Church of Christ's General Synod 31 faces a tall task this summer during business sessions. Delegates must debate as many as 20 resolutions submitted for consideration, decide on a set of changes to the UCC Constitution and Bylaws that would alter the leadership structure of the church's national setting and elect one of the denomination's national officers.
A Buffalo congregation continues long-time commitment to social justice by offering support and refuge.
Members of Wellspring UCC in Virginia spoke out on Friday, Feb. 17, against raids U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted outside a church-run hypothermia shelter in Alexandria,Va. last week.