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As a group of almost two dozen people, faith leaders and immigration activists, stood in solidarity outside the Fairfax, Va., ICE office on Thursday morning, a mother of two young children and a resident of Virginia for more than a decade was detained and moved to a detention center, so she can be deported.
The Rev. J. Bennett Guess, Vice President of the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, is leaving to become the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio.
The Federal Communications Commission is beginning to roll back the internet neutrality rules that regulate Internet service providers, and the faith community is pushing back. The rules provide strict oversight of internet provider companies — something that United Church of Christ advocates on the issue say is necessary to ensure equal access to the internet.
Philanthropy has evolved since the formation of the United Church of Christ 60 years ago, but the denomination's policy and patterns around giving have not. That could soon change.
A couple of months ago, African students living in Delhi, India had to bear the brunt of angry mobs.