Justice and Witness
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"What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" —Micah 6:8
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WORSHIP & LITURGY
The second Sunday in October is designated on the UCC church calendar to celebrate the gifts of persons with disabilities and the strides that the church has made in being more whole through becoming more accessible. It is also a day that we, the church, acknowledge the journey yet to be taken with our siblings with disabilities.
A litany for the Hawaiian Mission Bicentennial (2020), prepared by the HCUCC Reconciliation Working Group, which recognizes history from Henry ʻŌpūkahaʻia and missionaries who came to Hawai‘i up to the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i to today.
Every January, the UCC celebrates Health and Human Service Sunday, which provides an opportunity to recognize the important work the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) organizations provide. It is also a time to prayerfully reflect on health in a holistic way, to address the social justice issues in healthcare, and to advocate for meaningful change.
A “Day of Remembrance” is observed annually in February for the Japanese American community and for all Americans to remember the pain and deprivations arising from the U.S. Government’s wartime mass exile and imprisonment of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast of our nation, and related actions against persons of Japanese ancestry living in Hawai‘i and other regions of our nation.
The Hawai‘i Conference designates the fourth Sunday in January to remember, commemorate and honor all the patients of Kalaupapa, many of whom came from or had connections to our families and churches.
Justice and Witness Ministries, one of four Covenanted Ministries in the United Church of Christ, helps local congregations and all settings of the church respond to God's commandments to do justice, seek peace and effect change for a better world. The work of JWM is guided by the pronouncements and resolutions approved by the UCC at General Synod.
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The Hawai‘i Conference Justice and Witness Missional Team works to equip congregations on justice and witness initiatives.