Archive for March, 2012
Uniting in prayer and rallying for justice in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed Florida teenager, United Church of Christ national staff members, ecumenical partners from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and local Clevelanders worshiped and marched in solidarity March 28 in downtown Cleveland.
Jesus’ followers blessed and healed those who cursed, oppressed, imprisoned, and killed them, humbling themselves as did their Jesus, reaching beyond short-term failure and disappointment; embodying the One of precious salvation, healing, and forgiveness. They overcame the deep darkness and grasped Easter hope, in a Good Friday world.
Don’t put a period on health care.
Speaking on behalf of the UCC and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on March 26, the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo was among hundreds imploring the U.S. Supreme Court to support the Affordable Care Act enacted into law two years ago.
When disasters tear things apart, people rally in large numbers around those affected. For victims of the March 2 tornados that killed 38 people in Indiana and Kentucky, assistance is coming from all directions. Within the UCC and across denominational and geographical parameters, relief efforts are steady and substantial.