The United Church of Christ announced on Sept. 26 the launch of a new blog to highlight congregational news and to facilitate discussion of social justice issues.

The Rev. Chuck Currie, a longtime UCC blogger and progressive writer, is maintaining the new blog. Currie, a UCC pastor and advocate for the homeless, has been blogging for a while now.  We look forward to this addition to the UCC’s news coverage.

One post of note — a young woman from Chicago who went missing recently is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, one of the UCC’s largest congregations. Trinity is asking for prayers as police search for clues in the disappearance of 28-year-old Nailah Franklin, whose car was found abandoned in Hammond, Indiana earlier this week.