Last updated on: 7/25/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

United Church of Christ (UCC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“We believe that seriously ill people should not be subject to arrest and imprisonment for using medical marijuana with their doctors’ approval.”

UCC endorsement of the Coalition for Compassionate Access statement, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“The United Church of Christ came into being in 1957 with the union of two Protestant denominations: the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches.

The United Church of Christ embraces a theological heritage that affirms the Bible as the authoritative witness to the Word of God, the creeds of the ecumenical councils, and the confessions of the Reformation. The UCC has roots in the ‘covenantal’ tradition—meaning there is no centralized authority or hierarchy that can impose any doctrine or form of worship on its members. Christ alone is Head of the church.”

“Beliefs,” United Church of Christ website (accessed Jan. 21, 2008)

Mission:

“The members, congregations, associations, conferences, General Synod, and covenanted ministries are free in relation to the world. We affirm that the authority of God as revealed in Jesus Christ and interpreted with the aid of the Holy Spirit stands above and judges all human culture, institutions and laws. But we recognize our calling both as individuals and as the church to live in the world:

  • To proclaim in word and action the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • To work for reconciliation and the unity of the broken Body of Christ.
  • To seek justice and liberation for all.”

“About Us,” United Church of Christ website (accessed Jan. 21, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit religious organization