Educational Future is Bright, Thanks to UCC-Related Unleashing Potential’s Scholarship Grants

UP President and CEO Darlene Sowell (right) with, from left: Brayneisha Edwards, Tyneisha Chatman, Asia Ward, Kevon Chambers, LaShonda Givens, Ashley Lewis, and Rahel Kasay. Not pictured: Darius Harris.

Some 25 years ago, St. Louis-based Unleashing Potential (UP) started the William Diersing Scholarship Fund to help lower-income youth and families in St. Louis further their academic goals. In June, eight UP program participants were honored as this year’s fund recipients. At an awards ceremony June 10, Darlene Sowell, president and CEO, presented the $1,500 […]

CHHSM Resolution On Recognizing Opioid Addiction as a Health Epidemic Overwhelmingly Approved by UCC’s General Synod

The resolution was approved by 97 percent of voting delegates.

Delegates to the United Church of the Christ’s Thirty-Second General Synod, meeting in Milwaukee, Wis., today (June 22) approved a resolution recognizing opioid addiction as a health epidemic, ensuring access to treatment and pharmaceutical corporate responsibility. The Resolution of Witness passed with 97 percent — 629 votes — in favor, 11 opposed, and 8 abstaining. […]