Office of Communications, Inc.

10 Must-Do's to Assure Internet Access, Good Media, Good News

As a faith community rooted in justice, the United Church of Christ recognizes the unique power of the media to shape public understanding and thus our society. For this reason, UCC's Office of Communication, Inc. works to assure a just and equitable media that gives meaningful voice to diverse peoples, cultures, and ideas.

Changing the media to make it more just and accountable to the public is like any other kind of advocacy– it’s about identifying opportunities, participating, and making our voices heard.  

Here are some steps you can take to heighten awareness of media justice issues:

1) Send an email to your Congresspeople about preserving the Open Internet – and forward it to your congregation listserv

2) Talk to your congregation about media justice: issues like representation and access. We have lots of materials to use in our Media Organizing Manuals here.

4) Buy and support independent and non-commercial media

5) Watch your local public access TV…and make your own videos to contribute!

6) Sign up for the annual OC Inc. Media Fast, a weeklong sabbatical from media. 

7) Read books like Kay Mills’ Changing Channels: The Civil Rights Case that Transformed Television, about the UCC’s role in media justice in the 1960s.

8) “Like” the Office of Communication Inc. on Facebook.

9) Hold a screening at your church of media-related documentaries.

10) Teach a media literacy unit in Sunday school - see our media training guides here.

United Church of Christ, Office of Communication, Inc.
100 Maryland Avenue N.E., Suite 330
Washington, DC 20002



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