Video: UCC leaders reflect on General Assembly

Three leaders of the United Church of Christ—a liberal Protestant denomination with 5,600 congregations and 1.2 million members—attended the UUA’s 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix. The Rev. Geoffrey A. Black, the UCC’s general minister and president, toured the Maricopa County “Tent City” jail with UUA President Peter Morales and other ministers on June 23; in this video, he describes his experience inside the jail to the Rev. M. Linda Jaramillo, executive minister of the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries:

(UCC President describes ‘Tent City’ tour from UU World on Vimeo.)

Black also participated in the Sunday morning worship service, reading from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1966 Ware Lecture to the UUA General Assembly.

In this video, Black and Jaramillo, who attended GA along with Karen Georgia Thompson, the UCC’s minister for ecumenical and interfaith relations, share their impressions of the General Assembly and talk about their hopes for closer partnerships with the UUA:

(UCC leaders reflect on GA from UU World on Vimeo.)

(Read about the visit UUA senior staff made to UCC headquarters in Cleveland in February 2012: “UUA and UCC seek ways to collaborate,” by Michelle Bates Deakin, 2.10.12.)

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