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Lynn, Baseball color line, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, Benjamin Franklin, Berkeley, California, Biblical Witness Fellowship, Bill Clinton, Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers Journal, Billings, Montana, Black church, Bob Graham, Bob Kerrey, Boston, Boston Tea Party, California, Calvinism, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Capitol Hill, Carleton College, Catawba College, Cathedral of Hope (Dallas), Cedar Crest College, Centrism, Chamberlain University, Chapman University, Chicago, ..., Chicago Theological Seminary, Children's message, Christian, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Christian denomination, Church (congregation), Churches Uniting in Christ, Civil and political rights, Civil rights movement, Claremont, California, Cleveland, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Columbia Theological Seminary, Common (rapper), Conferences of the United Church of Christ, Confessing Movement, Congregational Christian Churches, Congregational church, Congregational Library & Archives, Congregationalism in the United States, Congregationalist polity, Connecticut, Consistory (Protestantism), Covenant theology, Creed, Crete, Nebraska, Daniel Akaka, Dartmouth College, Dean Koontz, Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, Democratic National Committee, Democratic Party (United States), Demorest, Georgia, Dillard University, Divestment, Doane University, Donald Hall, Drury University, Ecclesiastical polity, Ecumenism, Eden Theological Seminary, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, Episcopal Church (United States), Evangelical and Reformed Church, Evangelical Church in Germany, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, Evangelicalism, Everett Parker, First Church Congregational (Methuen, Massachusetts), First Church in Boston, First Church of Christ, Congregational (Farmington, Connecticut), First Church of Christ, Congregational (Springfield, Massachusetts), First Congregational Church of East Longmeadow, Fisk University, Florida, Forest Grove, Oregon, Franklin & Marshall College, Fred Thompson, Frederick, Maryland, Full communion, General Services Administration, General Synod, George Heartwell, George Smathers, Gilead (novel), Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, H. Richard Niebuhr, Hanover, New Hampshire, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Heidelberg Catechism, Heidelberg University (Ohio), High German Evangelical Reformed Church, History of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Hood College, Howard Dean, Howard University, Hubert Humphrey, Human Rights Campaign, Huston–Tillotson University, Illinois College, Indianapolis, Interdenominational Theological Center, Interfaith dialogue, Internal Revenue Service, Jackie Robinson, Jacksonville, Illinois, James A. Forbes, Japan, Jeremiah Wright, Jeri Kehn Thompson, Jews, Jim Douglas, Jim Jeffords, John C. Dorhauer, John D. Rockefeller, John H. Thomas, John Williamson Nevin, Jon Corzine, Judd Gregg, Julian Bond, Justice and Witness Ministries, Kansas City Statement of Faith, Kwame Raoul, Lakeland University, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Landeskirche, Law & Order, LeMoyne–Owen College, Leonard Pitts, LGBT, LGBT rights by country or territory, Liability insurance, Liberal Christianity, Liberalism, Liberty Bell, Lord's Prayer, Luther's Small Catechism, Lutheranism, Maggie Hassan, Mainline Protestant, Major League Baseball, Marilynne Robinson, Mark Kirk, Martin Luther King Jr., Massanutten Military Academy, Max Baucus, Max Lynn Stackhouse, Memphis, Tennessee, Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, Meredith Willson, Mills Godwin, Moderate, Muslim, NAACP, Nashville, Tennessee, National Council of Churches, Native Hawaiians, New Brighton, Minnesota, New College of Florida, New England, New Haven, Connecticut, New Orleans, New York City, Newton Centre, Massachusetts, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Nicene Creed, North Carolina, Northfield, Minnesota, Northland College (Wisconsin), Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, Old South Church, Old South Meeting House, Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan, Open and affirming, Open communion, Orange, California, Ordination, Otis Moss III, Our Whole Lives, Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, Pacific School of Religion, Pacific University, Paul Tillich, Pew Research Center, Philip Schaff, Phillis Wheatley, Piedmont College, Pilgrim Congregational Church (Worcester, Massachusetts), Plymouth Church Seattle, Pomona College, Postgraduate education, Presbyterian Church (USA), Presbyterian polity, Presbyterianism, President of the United States, Princeton Theological Seminary, Property insurance, Protestantism, Protestantism in the United States, Puerto Rico, Pulitzer Prize, Puritans, Reformed Church in America, Reinhold Niebuhr, Republican Party (United States), Revised Common Lectionary, Ripon College (Wisconsin), Ripon, Wisconsin, Risk management, Riverside Church, Robert C. 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A Formula of Agreement is an ecclesiastical agreement between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Reformed Church in America, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, establishing full communion with each other.
Abortion is the ending of pregnancy by removing an embryo or fetus before it can survive outside the uterus.
An academic degree is a qualification awarded to students upon successful completion of a course of study in higher education, normally at a college or university.
Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming.
Nelson Alexander Ross (born January 22, 1970) is an American comic book writer/artist known primarily for his painted interiors, covers, and design work.
Allentown (Pennsylvania Dutch: Allenschteddel) is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States.
The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) is a Baptist Christian denomination within the United States.
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) was among the first American Christian missionary organizations.
The American upper class is a social group consisting of the people who have the highest social rank and who are usually rich.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Americans United or AU for short) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates separation of church and state, a legal doctrine set forth in the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.".
Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) is an American graduate school and seminary located in Newton, Massachusetts, United States.
Andrew Jackson Young Jr. (born March 13, 1932) is an American politician, diplomat, and activist.
Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL; formerly known as the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith) is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States.
Antisemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism or anti-semitism) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews.
The Apostles' Creed (Latin: Symbolum Apostolorum or Symbolum Apostolicum), sometimes entitled Symbol of the Apostles, is an early statement of Christian belief—a creed or "symbol".
Ashland is a city in Ashland and Bayfield counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.
Located in Bangor, Maine, and Portland, Maine, Bangor Theological Seminary was an ecumenical seminary, founded in 1814, in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ.
Bangor is a city in the U.S. state of Maine, and the county seat of Penobscot County.
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.
Barry W. Lynn (born 1948) was the executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State from 1992 to November 2017.
The Color Line, also known as the Color Barrier, in American baseball excluded players of Black African descent from Major League Baseball and its affiliated Minor Leagues until 1947 (with a few notable exceptions in the 19th century before the line was firmly established).
Beloit College is a private liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Beloit is a city in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States.
Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in northern Alameda County, California.
Biblical Witness Fellowship is an evangelical renewal movement composed of members of the United Church of Christ.
William Jefferson Clinton (born August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
Billy Don Moyers (born June 5, 1934) is an American journalist and political commentator.
Bill Moyers Journal was an American television current affairs program that covered an array of current affairs and human issues, including economics, history, literature, religion, philosophy, science, and most frequently politics.
Billings is the largest city in the U.S. state of Montana, and the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 169,676.
The term black church or African-American church refers to Protestant churches that currently or historically have ministered to predominantly black congregations in the United States.
Daniel Robert Graham (born November 9, 1936) is an American politician and author.
Joseph Robert Kerrey (born August 27, 1943) is an American politician and lobbyist who served as the 35th Governor of Nebraska from 1983 to 1987 and as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1989 to 2001.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
The Boston Tea Party was a political and mercantile protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, Massachusetts, on December 16, 1773.
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
Calvinism (also called the Reformed tradition, Reformed Christianity, Reformed Protestantism, or the Reformed faith) is a major branch of Protestantism that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and part of the Boston metropolitan area.
Capitol Hill, in addition to being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues.
Carleton College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1866 located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis–Saint Paul.
Catawba College is a private, coeducational college in Salisbury, North Carolina, United States.
The Cathedral of Hope (CoH), a member congregation of the United Church of Christ, is an historically and predominantly LGBT congregation located in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas, Texas (United States).
Cedar Crest College is a private liberal arts women's college in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States.
In politics, centrism—the centre (British English/Canadian English/Australian English) or the center (American English/Philippine English)—is a political outlook or specific position that involves acceptance or support of a balance of a degree of social equality and a degree of social hierarchy, while opposing political changes which would result in a significant shift of society either strongly to the left or the right.
Chamberlain University is a for-profit healthcare and nursing school that offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs in nursing, and a public health master's degree.
Chapman University is a private non-profit university located in Orange, California, United States.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
The Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) is a Christian ecumenical American seminary located in Chicago, Illinois, and is one of several seminaries historically affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
A children's message or children's sermon is a part of a church service dedicated to communicating an abbreviated Christian message that is palatable to small children.
A Christian is a person who follows or adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States in the Reformed tradition with close ties to the Restoration Movement.
A Christian denomination is a distinct religious body within Christianity, identified by traits such as a name, organisation, leadership and doctrine.
A church is a Christian religious organization or congregation or community that meets in a particular location.
Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) is an ecumenical organization that brings together ten mainline American denominations (including both predominantly white and predominantly black churches), and was inaugurated on January 20, 2002 in Memphis, Tennessee on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals.
The civil rights movement (also known as the African-American civil rights movement, American civil rights movement and other terms) was a decades-long movement with the goal of securing legal rights for African Americans that other Americans already held.
Claremont is a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, California, United States, east of downtown Los Angeles.
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County.
Collegeville is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia on the Perkiomen Creek.
Columbia Theological Seminary is a seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, poet, and film producer.
There are 38 Conferences in the United Church of Christ.
The Confessing Movement is a lay-led conservative Christian movement that opposes the influence of liberalism and progressivism within several mainline Protestant denominations and seeks to return them to its view of orthodox doctrine.
The Congregational Christian Churches were a Protestant Christian denomination that operated in the U.S. from 1931 through 1957.
Congregational churches (also Congregationalist churches; Congregationalism) are Protestant churches in the Reformed tradition practicing congregationalist church governance, in which each congregation independently and autonomously runs its own affairs.
The Congregational Library & Archives is an independent special collections library and archives.
Congregationalism in the United States consists of Protestant churches in the Reformed tradition that have a congregational form of church government and trace their origins mainly to Puritan settlers of colonial New England.
Congregationalist polity, or congregational polity, often known as congregationalism, is a system of ecclesiastical polity in which every local church congregation is independent, ecclesiastically sovereign, or "autonomous".
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
In Protestant usage, a consistory designates certain ruling bodies in various churches.
Covenant theology (also known as Covenantalism, Federal theology, or Federalism) is a conceptual overview and interpretive framework for understanding the overall structure of the Bible.
A creed (also known as a confession, symbol, or statement of faith) is a statement of the shared beliefs of a religious community in the form of a fixed formula summarizing core tenets.
Crete is a city in Saline County, Nebraska, United States.
Daniel Kahikina Akaka (September 11, 1924 – April 6, 2018) was an American educator and politician who was a United States Senator from Hawaii from 1990 to 2013.
Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League research university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.
Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author.
Defiance College is a very small, highly residential college in Defiance, Ohio.
Defiance is a city in and the county seat of Defiance County, Ohio, United States, about southwest of Toledo and 47 miles northeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Ohio's northwestern corner.
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the formal governing body for the United States Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party (nicknamed the GOP for Grand Old Party).
Demorest is a city in Habersham County, Georgia, United States.
Dillard University is a private, historically black, liberal arts college in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
In finance and economics, divestment or divestiture is the reduction of some kind of asset for financial, ethical, or political objectives or sale of an existing business by a firm.
Doane University is a private liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska.
Donald Andrew Hall Jr. (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018) was an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic.
Drury University, formerly Drury College and originally Springfield College, is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri.
Ecclesiastical polity is the operational and governance structure of a church or of a Christian denomination.
Ecumenism refers to efforts by Christians of different Church traditions to develop closer relationships and better understandings.
Eden Theological Seminary is a seminary of the United Church of Christ in Webster Groves, Missouri, near St. Louis, Missouri.
Elmhurst College is a comprehensive four-year private liberal arts college in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Elmhurst is a city mostly in DuPage County and overlapping into Cook County in the U.S. state of Illinois, and a western suburb of Chicago.
Elon University is an American private, non-sectarian, coeducational liberal arts university with a historic campus in Elon, North Carolina.
Elon (formerly known as Elon College) is a town in Alamance County, North Carolina, United States.
The Episcopal Church is the United States-based member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The Evangelical and Reformed Church (E&R), also referred to as the German Reformed Church, was a Protestant Christian denomination in the United States.
The Evangelical Church in Germany (Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, abbreviated EKD) is a federation of twenty Lutheran, Reformed (Calvinist) and United (Prussian Union) Protestant regional churches and denominations in Germany, which collectively encompasses the vast majority of Protestants in that country.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
The Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico —or Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico (SEPR) in Spanish — is a mainline Protestant seminary in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico that offers graduate studies conducive to either a Master of Divinity or a Master of Arts in Religion.
Evangelicalism, evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism, is a worldwide, crossdenominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ's atonement.
Everett Carlton Parker (January 17, 1913 – September 17, 2015) was an American media activist and ordained minister of the United Church of Christ.
First Church Congregational is a historic church at Pleasant and Stevens Streets in Methuen, Massachusetts.
First Church in Boston is a Unitarian Universalist Church (originally Congregationalist) founded in 1630 by John Winthrop's original Puritan settlement in Boston, Massachusetts.
The First Church of Christ, Congregational is a historic church at 75 Main Street in Farmington, Connecticut.
First Church of Christ, Congregational, or Old First Church, is a historic church at 50 Elm Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.
First Congregational Church of East Longmeadow is a historic church at 7 Somers Road in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Fisk University is a private historically black university in Nashville, Tennessee.
Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.
Forest Grove is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States, west of Portland.
Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) is a private co-educational residential liberal arts college in the Northwest Corridor neighborhood of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.
Freddie Dalton Thompson (August 19, 1942 – November 1, 2015) was an American politician, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, film and television actor, and radio host.
Frederick is a city in, and the county seat of, Frederick County in the U.S. state of Maryland.
Full communion is a communion or relationship of full understanding among different Christian denominations that they share certain essential principles of Christian theology.
The General Services Administration (GSA), an independent agency of the United States government, was established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies.
The General Synod is the title of the governing body of some church organizations.
George Heartwell was the mayor of the city of Grand Rapids in the U.S. state of Michigan.
George Armistead Smathers (November 14, 1913 – January 20, 2007) was an American lawyer and politician who represented the state of Florida in the United States Senate for eighteen years, from 1951 until 1969, as a member of the Democratic Party.
Gilead is a novel written by Marilynne Robinson that was published in 2004.
Grinnell College is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational, liberal arts college in Grinnell, Iowa.
Grinnell is a city in Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States.
Helmut Richard Niebuhr (September 3, 1894 – July 5, 1962) is considered one of the most important Christian theological ethicists in 20th century America, most known for his 1951 book Christ and Culture and his posthumously published book The Responsible Self.
Hanover is a town along the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.
Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24, 1878 – October 5, 1969) was an American pastor.
Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational theological college in Hartford, Connecticut.
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut.
Harvard Divinity School is one of the constituent schools of Harvard University, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Heidelberg Catechism (1563), one of the Three Forms of Unity, is a Protestant confessional document taking the form of a series of questions and answers, for use in teaching Reformed Christian doctrine.
Heidelberg University is a private liberal arts college in Tiffin, Ohio.
High German Evangelical Reformed Church, also known as Zion Reformed and Zion United Church of Christ, is a historic Evangelical and Reformed church at 620 Hamilton Street in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American Major League baseball team, active primarily in the National League from 1884 until 1957, after which the club moved to Los Angeles, where it continues its history as the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hood College is a liberal arts college in Frederick, Maryland.
Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American physician, author and retired politician who served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003 and Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2005 to 2009 and works as a political consultant and commentator.
Howard University (HU or simply Howard) is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university (HBCU) in Washington, D.C. It is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with higher research activity and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911January 13, 1978) was an American politician who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969.
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.
Huston–Tillotson University (abbreviated as HTU) is a private historically black university in Austin, Texas.
Illinois College is a private, liberal arts college in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County.
The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) is a consortium of five predominantly African-American denominational Christian seminaries located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Interfaith dialogue refers to cooperative, constructive, and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions (i.e., "faiths") and/or spiritual or humanistic beliefs, at both the individual and institutional levels.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government.
Jack Roosevelt Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era.
Jacksonville is a city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States.
James Alexander Forbes, Jr. (born 1935) is the Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church, an interdenominational (American Baptist and United Church of Christ) church on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City.
Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.
Jeremiah Alvesta Wright Jr. (called Jerry; born September 22, 1941) is a pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, a congregation he led for 36 years, during which its membership grew to over 8,000 parishioners.
Jeri Kehn Thompson (born September 30, 1966) is an American radio talk show host, columnist for The American Spectator, political commentator, and former political consultant for the Washington, D.C. law firm of Verner Liipfert.
Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
James Holley Douglas (born June 21, 1951) is an American politician from the state of Vermont.
James Merrill Jeffords (May 11, 1934 – August 18, 2014) was a U.S. Senator from Vermont.
John C. Dorhauer is an American Protestant clergy member, author, and theologian.
John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937) was an American oil industry business magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist.
John Williamson Nevin (February 20, 1803June 6, 1886), was an American theologian and educationalist.
Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is an American financial executive and former politician.
Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14, 1947) served as the 76th Governor of New Hampshire and was a United States Senator from New Hampshire, who served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
Horace Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015) was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor and writer.
Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) is one of five covenanted ministries of the United Church of Christ.
The Kansas City Statement of Faith is a 1913 confession of faith adopted by the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States at Kansas City, Missouri.
Kwame Raoul (born September 30, 1964) is an American lawyer and politician serving as a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate.
Lancaster Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1825 by members of the German Reformed Church in the United States to provide theological education for prospective clergy and other church leaders.
Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States.
In Germany and Switzerland, a Landeskirche (plural: Landeskirchen) is the church of a region.
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the ''Law & Order'' franchise.
LeMoyne–Owen College (LOC or simply "LeMoyne") is a fully accredited, four-year private historically black college located in Memphis, Tennessee, affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
Leonard Garvey Pitts Jr. (born October 11, 1957) is an American commentator, journalist, and novelist.
LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
Laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people vary greatly by country or territory; everything from the legal recognition of same-sex marriage to the death penalty as punishment for same-sex romantic/sexual activity or identity.
Liability insurance is a part of the general insurance system of risk financing to protect the purchaser (the "insured") from the risks of liabilities imposed by lawsuits and similar claims.
Liberal Christianity, also known as liberal theology, covers diverse philosophically and biblically informed religious movements and ideas within Christianity from the late 18th century onward.
Liberalism is a political and moral philosophy based on liberty and equality.
The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Lord's Prayer (also called the Our Father, Pater Noster, or the Model Prayer) is a venerated Christian prayer which, according to the New Testament, Jesus taught as the way to pray: Two versions of this prayer are recorded in the gospels: a longer form within the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew, and a shorter form in the Gospel of Luke when "one of his disciples said to him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.'" Lutheran theologian Harold Buls suggested that both were original, the Matthaen version spoken by Jesus early in his ministry in Galilee, and the Lucan version one year later, "very likely in Judea".
Luther's Small Catechism (Der Kleine Katechismus) is a catechism written by Martin Luther and published in 1529 for the training of children.
Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity which identifies with the theology of Martin Luther (1483–1546), a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer and theologian.
Margaret Hassan (née Wood; born February 27, 1958) is an American attorney and politician who is the junior United States Senator from New Hampshire.
The mainline Protestant churches (also called mainstream Protestant and sometimes oldline Protestant) are a group of Protestant denominations in the United States that contrast in history and practice with evangelical, fundamentalist, and charismatic Protestant denominations.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Marilynne Summers Robinson (born November 26, 1943) is an American novelist and essayist.
Mark Steven Kirk (born September 15, 1959) is an American politician who was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2010 to 2017 and a member of the Republican Party.
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.
Massanutten Military Academy (MMA) is a coeducational college preparatory school for grades 6 through 12 and one academic postgraduate year, located in Woodstock, Virginia, United States.
Max Sieben Baucus (born Enke; December 11, 1941) is a retired American politician and diplomat who served as a United States Senator from Montana from 1978 to 2014.
Max Lynn Stackhouse (July 29, 1935—January 30, 2016) was the Rimmer and Ruth de Vries Professor of Reformed Theology and Public Life Emeritus at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
Mercersburg Academy is a selective private, independent, coed college preparatory boarding school of approximately 435 students in grades 9-12, including postgraduates, located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, about 90 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. The school, which was founded in 1893, is set on 300 acres and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Mercersburg is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Robert Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984) was an American composer and playwright, best known for writing the book, music, and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical The Music Man.
Mills Edwin Godwin Jr. (November 19, 1914January 30, 1999) of Chuckatuck, Virginia, was an American politician who was the 60th and 62nd Governor of Virginia for two non-consecutive terms, from 1966 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1978.
Moderate is a general term for people who fall in the center category of the left–right political spectrum.
A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as a bi-racial organization to advance justice for African Americans by a group, including, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington and Moorfield Storey.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, usually identified as the National Council of Churches (NCC), is the largest ecumenical body in the United States.
Native Hawaiians (Hawaiian: kānaka ʻōiwi, kānaka maoli, and Hawaiʻi maoli) are the aboriginal Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants.
New Brighton is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States.
New College of Florida is a public liberal arts honors college located in Sarasota, Florida, United States.
New England is a geographical region comprising six states of the northeastern United States: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut.
New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
Newton Centre is a village of Newton, Massachusetts, United States.
Niagara Falls is a city in Ontario, Canada.
The Nicene Creed (Greek: or,, Latin: Symbolum Nicaenum) is a statement of belief widely used in Christian liturgy.
North Carolina is a U.S. state in the southeastern region of the United States.
Northfield is a city in Dakota and Rice counties in the State of Minnesota.
Northland College is a liberal arts college with a focus on the environment and sustainability.
Oberlin College is a private liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio.
Oberlin is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States, southwest of Cleveland.
Old South Church in Boston, Massachusetts, (also known as New Old South Church or Third Church) is a historic United Church of Christ congregation first organized in 1669.
The Old South Meeting House is a historic Congregational church building located at the corner of Milk and Washington Streets in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, Massachusetts, built in 1729.
Olivet College is a private liberal arts college located in Olivet, Michigan, United States, south of Lansing and west of Detroit.
Olivet is a city in Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan.
Open and Affirming (ONA) is an official designation of congregations and other settings in the United Church of Christ (UCC) affirming the full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons (LGBT) in the church's life and ministry.
Open communion is the practice of Protestant churches that allow individuals other than members of that church to receive the Eucharist (also called Holy Communion or the Lord's Supper).
Orange is a city located in Orange County, California.
Ordination is the process by which individuals are consecrated, that is, set apart as clergy to perform various religious rites and ceremonies.
Otis Moss III (born 1971) is the pastor of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.
Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is a series of six comprehensive sexuality curricula for children, teenagers, young adults and adults published by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries.
The overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii began on January 17, 1893, with a coup d'état against Queen Liliokinauokalani on the island of Oahu by foreign residents residing in Honolulu, mostly United States citizens, and subjects of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is an ecumenical seminary located in Berkeley, California.
Pacific University is a private, non-profit, coeducational university, based in Forest Grove, Oregon, United States.
Paul Johannes Tillich (August 20, 1886 – October 22, 1965) was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and Lutheran Protestant theologian who is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century.
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan American fact tank based in Washington, D.C. It provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.
Philip Schaff (January 1, 1819 – October 20, 1893) was a Swiss-born, German-educated Protestant theologian and ecclesiastical historian who spent most of his adult life living and teaching in the United States.
Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first published African-American female poet.
Piedmont College is a private, comprehensive, liberal arts institution located in Demorest and Athens, Georgia, United States.
Pilgrim Congregational Church is a historic Congregational church building at 909 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Plymouth Congregational Church is a historic congregation located in downtown Seattle and associated with the United Church of Christ.
Pomona College is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational, liberal arts college in Claremont, California, United States.
Postgraduate education, or graduate education in North America, involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor's degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education.
The Presbyterian Church (USA), or PC (USA), is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States.
Presbyterian (or presbyteral) polity is a method of church governance ("ecclesiastical polity") typified by the rule of assemblies of presbyters, or elders.
Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) is a private, nonprofit, and independent graduate school of theology in Princeton, New Jersey.
Property insurance provides protection against most risks to property, such as fire, theft and some weather damage.
Protestantism is the second largest form of Christianity with collectively more than 900 million adherents worldwide or nearly 40% of all Christians.
Protestantism is the largest grouping of Christians in the United States with its combined denominations collectively accounting for about half the country's population or 150 million people.
Puerto Rico (Spanish for "Rich Port"), officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico") and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea.
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
The Puritans were English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.
The Reformed Church in America (RCA) is a mainline Reformed Protestant denomination in Canada and the United States.
Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (June 21, 1892June 1, 1971) was an American theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years.
The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP (abbreviation for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being its historic rival, the Democratic Party.
The Revised Common Lectionary is a lectionary of readings or pericopes from the Bible for use in Protestant Christian worship, making provision for the liturgical year with its pattern of observances of festivals and seasons.
Ripon College is a liberal arts college in Ripon, Wisconsin, United States.
Ripon is a city in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States.
Risk management is the identification, evaluation, and prioritization of risks (defined in ISO 31000 as the effect of uncertainty on objectives) followed by coordinator and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities.
Riverside Church is a Christian church in Morningside Heights, Upper Manhattan, New York City.
Robert Cameron Orr, Ph.D formerly served as the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.
Rocky Mountain College (informally Rocky, or RMC), located in Billings, in the U.S. state of Montana, is a private comprehensive college offering 50 liberal arts- and professionally oriented- majors in 24 undergraduate disciplines.
Roger Johnson (June 24, 1934 – February 21, 2005) was an American businessman and government official.
Rollins College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college, founded in 1885 and located in Winter Park, Florida along the shores of Lake Virginia.
Salisbury is a city in North Carolina and the county seat of Rowan County, North Carolina, United States.
Sally Pederson (born January 13, 1951) is an American politician and editor who served as the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa from 1999 to 2007.
Salt Lake City (often shortened to Salt Lake and abbreviated as SLC) is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah.
Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is the marriage of a same-sex couple, entered into in a civil or religious ceremony.
Samuel Adams (– October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Samuel Sewall (March 28, 1652 – January 1, 1730) was a judge, businessman, and printer in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, best known for his involvement in the Salem witch trials, for which he later apologized, and his essay The Selling of Joseph (1700), which criticized slavery.
San Juan (Saint John) is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States.
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or just SG) is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.
is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, the largest city in the Tōhoku region, and the second largest city north of Tokyo.
A separation barrier or separation wall is a barrier, wall or fence, constructed to limit the movement of people across a certain line or border, or to separate peoples or cultures.
A sermon is an oration, lecture, or talk by a member of a religious institution or clergy.
Sex education is the instruction of issues relating to human sexuality, including emotional relations and responsibilities, human sexual anatomy, sexual activity, sexual reproduction, age of consent, reproductive health, reproductive rights, safe sex, birth control and sexual abstinence.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to affirming that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of life.
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States.
Sherrill Milnes (born January 10, 1935) is an American operatic baritone most famous for his Verdi roles.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center (often abbreviated SWC), with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, United States, was established in 1977 and named for Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
The South Parish Congregational Church and Parish House is a historic church at 9 Church Street in Augusta, Maine.
The Southern United States, also known as the American South, Dixie, Dixieland, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County.
The Statement of Faith of the United Church of Christ is a Christian confession of faith written in 1959 to express the common faith of the newly founded United Church of Christ, formed in 1957 by the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church with the Congregational Christian Churches.
Talladega College, located in Talladega, Alabama, is a private, liberal arts college.
Talladega is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States.
That they all may be one (ina pantes hen ōsin) is a phrase derived from a verse in the Farewell Discourse in the Gospel of John (17:21) which says: that they may all be one.
Tiffin is a city in and the county seat of Seneca County, Ohio, United States.
is a private university in Sendai, Japan.
Tougaloo College is a private, co-educational, historically black, liberal arts institution of higher education founded in 1869, in Madison County, north of Jackson, Mississippi, United States.
Tougaloo is an area in Hinds County, Mississippi.
The Christian doctrine of the Trinity (from Greek τριάς and τριάδα, from "threefold") holds that God is one but three coeternal consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as "one God in three Divine Persons".
Trinity United Church of Christ is a predominantly African-American church with more than 8,500 members.
The Union Congregational Church or Chestnut Street Congregational Church is a historic Congregational church building at 5 Chestnut Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.
The Union Evangelischer Kirchen (German: Union Evangelischer Kirchen, UEK) is an organisation of 13 United and Reformed evangelical churches in Germany, which are all member churches of the Evangelical Church in Germany.
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is an independent, non-denominational, Christian seminary located in New York City.
Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a liberal religious association of Unitarian Universalist congregations.
Unitarianism (from Latin unitas "unity, oneness", from unus "one") is historically a Christian theological movement named for its belief that the God in Christianity is one entity, as opposed to the Trinity (tri- from Latin tres "three") which defines God as three persons in one being; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The United Church of Canada (Église unie du Canada) is a mainline Reformed denomination and the largest Protestant Christian denomination in Canada, and the largest Canadian Christian denomination after the Catholic Church.
The United Farm Workers of America, or more commonly just United Farm Workers (UFW), is a labor union for farmworkers in the United States.
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress—commonly referred to as the United States Poet Laureate—serves as the official poet of the United States.
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (United) is an ecumenical graduate school of the United Church of Christ located in New Brighton, Minnesota, United States.
Ursinus College is a private, independent, coeducational, liberal arts college located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
The Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion (usually Vanderbilt Divinity School) is an interdenominational divinity school at Vanderbilt University, a major research university located in Nashville, Tennessee.
Walla Walla is the largest city and the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, United States.
Walter Brueggemann (born March 11, 1933) is an American Protestant Old Testament scholar and theologian who is widely considered one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades.
Washington Gladden (February 11, 1836 – July 2, 1918) was a leading American Congregational pastor and early leader in the Social Gospel movement.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.
Webster Groves is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri.
Western Digital Corporation (abbreviated WDC, commonly shortened to Western Digital or WD) is an American computer data storage company and one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world, along with its main competitor Seagate Technology.
Westminster College is a private liberal arts college located in the Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Whitman College is a private liberal arts college located in Walla Walla, Washington.
William "Bill" McKinney is the former President and Professor of American Religion of Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley, California, the oldest theological seminary in the American West.
William Dawes Jr. (April 6, 1745 – February 25, 1799) was one of several men and a woman in April 1775 who alerted colonial minutemen in Massachusetts of the approach of British army troops prior to the Battles of Lexington and Concord at the outset of the American Revolution.
Edward William "Bill" Proxmire (November 11, 1915 – December 15, 2005) was an American politician.
William Hubbs Rehnquist (October 1, 1924 – September 3, 2005) was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States for 33 years, first as an Associate Justice from 1972 to 1986, and then as the 16th Chief Justice of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2005.
William Sloane Coffin Jr. (June 1, 1924 – April 12, 2006) was an American Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist.
The Wilmington Ten were nine young men and a woman, who were wrongfully convicted in 1971 in Wilmington, North Carolina of arson and conspiracy.
Winter Park is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida, United States.
Women's rights are the rights and entitlements claimed for women and girls worldwide, and formed the basis for the women's rights movement in the nineteenth century and feminist movement during the 20th century.
Woodstock is a town in Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States.
The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) is the largest association of Reformed churches in the world.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is a worldwide inter-church organization founded in 1948.
The School of Divinity at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, is one of twelve graduate or professional schools within Yale University.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.