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UCC AMA Endowed Chair PhD Program in African Religious Studies -- Give Now
In 2001, the UCC Central Atlantic Conference (CAC) entered into an agreement with the UCC’s Board of Homeland Ministries to endow an Academic Chair at Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD) in honor of the American Missionary Association. The Board granted half a million dollars to endow the academic chair in support of a proposed Ph.D. program in Africana Religious Studies. We are on the ... Give Now
Baltimore leaders and activists to reflect on the death of Freddie Gray as progressive protestant denomination gathers in city
A panel of leading Baltimore officials and activists will share their perspectives on racism and poverty in the city and how the death of Freddie Gray served as a tipping point for the rest of the country in a program scheduled for the eve of the biennial national gathering of the United Church of Christ.

The program, “Baltimore: Before and After Freddie Gray,” will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the Holiday Inn-Baltimore Inner Harbor, 301 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD. The program is free and open to the public. Register at
Racial justice proponents at odds with Supreme Court ruling on disparaging trademarks
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 19, struck down a law that prohibits the government from registering offensive trademarks because it infringes on free speech. The ruling is expected to help the NFL team's legal battle over its nickname.

The Rev. Alex Vishio, assistant minister for social justice and witness with the Central Atlantic Conference, believes the Supreme Court's ruling raises questions about the distinction between speech that offends and speech that has been shown to be harmful. learn more
Church hit by hate messages fights for social justice
When a vandal hit Little River United Church of Christ in Annandale in April with vile messages of intolerance little did we know this property’s remarkable backstory.

Church pastor David Lindsey says, “On the one hand I was shocked and mortified by what had happened and was worried about how am I going to minister to the church and to the community in the midst of this moment. I also wasn’t surprised because we’ve been through this before.”  learn more