The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


UCC boycotts team

The United Church of Christ Central Atlantic Conference asked its 40,000 members not to buy Washington Redskins tickets or wear souvenir gear until the football team’s name is changed. Passed unanimously on June 14, the resolution also calls on the team to change its name and refrain from using American Indian imagery. “Changing the name ... will not solve the problems of our country’s many trails of broken promises and discriminatory isolation of our Native American communities,” John Deckenback, conference minister, said in a statement. “However, a change in the nation’s capital can send a strong message.”


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