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Farewell Blessings
​This month we are also saying goodbye to the Rev. Kendal Brown who has been serving as CAC’s part-time Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Vitality and New Church Starts.
Welcome CAC's Newest Associate Conference Minister
In my 5 months with you, I’ve come to respect and treasure the many gifts Rev. Alex brings to this conference and have had the distinct honor of working with him and our CAC Board to create a path through which Alex becomes CAC’s newest full-time employee as Acting Associate Conference Ministereffective July 1, 2017.
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