Justice and Witness Ministries

CHHSM, JWM Advocacy Alerts: Medicaid Waivers Threaten Health Care Coverage for Millions

By Barb Powell | February 7, 2020

The UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries and Justice and Witness Ministries today (Feb. 7) sent alerts imploring CHHSM members and UCC members to take action to prevent a loss of health care coverage for vulnerable populations. On Jan. 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a plan that would…

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UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries and CHHSM Partner to ‘Be A Voice 2020’ for Health Care Policy Advocacy

By Barb Powell | January 13, 2020

A new election-year partnership between the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) will help define and give voice to the stories that shape UCC efforts for a just and compassionate world. “Our CHHSM agencies and organizations, and the communities they serve, are the first to experience…

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The Intersection of Faith, Healing and Public Policy Advocacy

By Guest Contributor | December 13, 2017

By Sandy Sorensen, Director, Washington Office, United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries; CHHSM Board Member Healing and public policy advocacy go hand-in-hand. That may seem to be a surprising combination to many people, but after years of working as a faith-based public policy advocate for the UCC, I have found it to be…

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What are you waiting for?

By Michael Readinger | December 13, 2017
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Maybe it’s me just getting older, but recently I find myself thinking of all the things I have to do — NOW! Of course, it’s only natural for me to then want everyone to march to the same tune as me so that I don’t have to wait for others to catch up. And then…

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Russell Lecture: Racism as a factor in health care disparities: We need to move people ‘away from the cliff’

By Drew Page | July 2, 2017

Describing disparities in access to health care in this country, Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones described how many people “fall off a cliff” as she delivered General Synod’s Valerie E. Russell Lecture to a full house Saturday afternoon, July 1. Jones, a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the…

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CHHSM-sponsored Valerie Russell Lecture to Address Racism in Church and Society

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2017

To emphasize its role as an advocate for social justice, the United Church of Christ’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries is co-sponsoring the Valerie Russell Lecture, a key event at the UCC’s biennial General Synod, to be held June 30-July 4 in Baltimore, Md. The free lecture, planned by the UCC’s Justice and…

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