UCC Justice and Witness Ministries

To Save, Not Just Serve: Keynoter Baker Challenges CHHSM Members to Increased Activism in Annual Gathering’s Closing Plenary

By Barb Powell | March 11, 2021

In a keynote address punctuated with a call to self-examination and implementation of change, the Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker — director of contextual education at UCC-related Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Mo. — urged attendees to CHHSM’s 83rd Annual Gathering to return to their ministries prepared to find new ways to transform lives.…

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Getting to the Root of It

By Guest Contributor | January 11, 2021

A Fraying Rope: Steps to Repairing Democracy There are few words that can cover the violent attack we collectively witnessed last Wednesday at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. What we can say is that immediate steps must be taken to strengthen and repair our democracy. For this month’s Getting to the Root, UCC Justice…

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October Installment of Be a Voice Toolkit Focuses on Mental Health and Substance Use

By Barb Powell | October 13, 2020

The oft-times partnered issues of mental health and substance use can cause complex treatment challenges — and solutions — for CHHSM members. One example is making sure health care professionals assisting persons of color are trained in cultural competency so that they can help their clients with mental health and substance use problems that arise…

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UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries Releases Statement on ‘Pandemic of Systemic Racism’

By Barb Powell | June 4, 2020

The Board and staff of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) recently released a statement calling systemic racism a pandemic and pledging an increased financial commitment, additional programming, and a larger focus on advocacy work to end systemic racism. The statement was issued at the end of the Board’s virtual Zoom…

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