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2014-06-27 12:24:55

In the midst of its ground-breaking marriage rights lawsuit in North Carolina, the church continues to embrace LGBTQ rights and equality through Gay Games 9 partnership. CLEVELAND, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Church of Christ has announced that it will be the first religious denomination to be a major sponsor of the Gay Games when the event comes to Cleveland, home of the UCC's national headquarters, this August. The announcement comes in the midst of the UCC's...

2014-06-18 16:24:12

Decision comes on heels of the Central Atlantic Conference of the UCC's unanimous vote calling for the Conference's 40,000 members to boycott the team's games and merchandise until its name and logo changes. CLEVELAND, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United Church of Christ applauds the decision of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Washington Redskins trademark registration, deemed "disparaging to Native Americans." The landmark case, which appeared before...

2014-06-14 16:20:10

With support of Native American groups, the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ calls for more than 40,000 local church members in D.C. region to boycott Washington football team and merchandise. NEWARK, Del., June 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ passed a resolution at its annual meeting Saturday, June 14, pressuring the National Football League and the Washington Redskins franchise to change the team name...

2014-05-07 08:25:23

The new national coalition will empower congregations with concrete steps to address climate change in their communities LONGWOOD, Fla., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today marks the launch of Blessed Tomorrow, a new national interfaith coalition of religious leaders committed to inspiring and engaging people of faith to lead on climate solutions in their congregations, communities and homes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140506/85169 Blessed Tomorrow brings together some of...

2014-03-22 23:04:25

Dr. Otis Moss, Jr, colleague of Dr. King, will speak at Ohio seminary's annual King celebration. Dayton, OH (PRWEB) March 22, 2014 On April 8 and 9, 2014, United Theological Seminary will host Vision to Victory, an annual celebration honoring the life and ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. around the time of his martyrdom. This year's guest speaker is Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. theologian, pastor and civic leader. Dr. Moss will speak at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, at Grace United...

2011-07-22 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading faith-based organizations, representing millions of individuals across the country, joined together today to applaud the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report advocating coverage without co-pays of the full range of contraceptive services under a provision governing women's preventive health benefits in the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The organizations include Catholics for Choice; Concerned Clergy for Choice; the National Council...

2010-06-17 09:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, two major Virginia faith denominations, the United Methodists and the United Church of Christ, together representing hundreds of thousands of Virginians, endorsed the Faith United Against Tobacco in Virginia Resolution. The resolution calls for comprehensive policies in the state to reduce smoking, particularly among children, including increasing the state tobacco tax, fully funding tobacco prevention and cessation programs, and...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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