Minutes from Past General Synods
General Synod 33 - 2021
General Synod 32 - 2019
General Synod 31 - 2017
General Synod 30 - 2015
General Synod 29 - 2013
General Synod 28 - 2011
General Synod 27 - 2009
General Synod 26 - 2007
General Synod 25 - 2005
General Synod 24 - 2003
General Synod 23 - 2001
General Synod 22 - 1999 

Resolutions from Past General Synods
All adopted resolutions can be found in the following three indexes;

Alphabetical listing of General Synod resolutions (thru GS31)
Chronological listing of General Synod resolutions (thru GS31)
Subject listing of General Synod resolutions (thru GS31)

Resolutions adopted since the Twenty-second General Synod in 1999 may be found online, within the body of the Minutes of the respective Synod.  The text of resolutions adopted prior to the Twenty-second General Synod may be obtained by contacting the Common Services Ministry, Mr. Edward C. Cade, Archivist and Records Manager, United Church of Christ, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115 or at
Full resolutions in pdf format (Not a complete list, just the ones available in pdf. Check the lists and minutes above for a full listing. Scrolling.)
Access to excellent public schools a child's civil right in the 21st century
Access to the age of computer information
Actions of Hostility Against Islam
Advocating for Tax Reform as Christian Stewardship and Public Duty
Advocating peace and reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula
Affirmation of Kirchengemeinschaft with the Union of Evangelical Churches (UEK) in Germany
Affirmation of the partnership with Council of Churches of Cuba
Affirmation of the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the near east as a partner in mission
Affirming democratic principles in an emerging global economy
Affirming government's role to protect the common good
Affirming Diversity/Multi-Cultural Education in the Public Schools
Affirming Health Care Coverage For United Church of Christ Authorized Ministers and Their Families
Affirming the Accra Confession: Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth
Affirming the essential role of commissioned ministry as an authorized ministry of the United Church of Christ
Affirming the participation and ministry of transgender people within the United Church of Christ and supporting their civil and human rights
Against Depleted Uranium Weapons
Alternatives to Incarceration for Non-Dangerous Crimes
Amendments to the Bylaws Related to Governance
Amendments to the Constitution Related to Governance
Amendment to the Proposed Changes to the Constitution and Bylaws
Amentities resolution I
Amentities resolution II
American Indian boarding schools
An alternative voice to Christian Zionism
An Economic Justice Covenant
An Issue Paper on Global Concerns and World Needs
An Urgent Call For Advocacy in Support of Healthcare For All, as in H.R. 676
Another world is possible
Call For A More Humane United States Immigration Policy
A Call for a Reflection and Advocacy on Behalf of the Democratic Republic of Congo
A Call for church wide support of OikoCredit USA
A Call for Peace, Justice and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula
Call for staffing to address ecojustice concerns
A Call for Study of Our Church's Involvement in the Eugenics Movement
A Call for Solidarity with the Persecuted in the Philippines
Call for study on reparations for slavery
Call for the Abolition of the Death Penalty
A Call for truth-telling and standards of ethics in public life
A Call to Awareness and Action to End the Practice of Trafficking in Persons
A Call To Be Global Mission Churches in the United Church of Christ
Call to Christian Action in Society
A Call to Respond to Violence and Human Rights Violations in Honduras Resulting from Illegal Drug Trafficking and Drug Policy in the United States
Calling for the United Church of Christ to Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery Which Authorized the Genocide of Native People and the Theft of Native Lands
A Call for the United Church of Christ to Take Actions Toward a Just Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Calling on President Barack Obama to Revisit and Re-negotiate a More Humane, Democratic, and Ecologically Sound Version of the North American Free Trade Agreement
Called to wholeness in Christ becoming a church accessible to all
Calling the United Church of Christ to be a Multiracial and Multicultural Church
Calling on the United Church of Christ to renew the battle against racism in all of its guises
Calling the United Church of Christ to declare itslef a "fair trade" denomination
Calling for a more just, humane direction for economc globalization
Calling for a discussion of the worship life of the United Church of Christ and for worship resources and program initiatives
Calling For Comprehensive HIV Preventon in Church and Community
Calling for the close of the U.S. Army School of the Americas
Calling for an All Church Offering for Supporting the Educational Expenses of Members in Discernment Preparing for Authorized Ministry of the United Church of Christ
Calling on the United Church of Christ to join the Decade to Overcome Violence
Calling the United Church of Christ to be an anti-racist church
Calling upon the United Church of Christ to initiate a jubilee for justice for the rural United States
Campaign finance reform
Christian Faith: Economic Life and Justice
A Christian response to development in genetic technology
Church burnings
A Resolution on Climate Change
The Cloning of mammalian species
Common Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Baptism
Communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Presbyterian Church USA and the Reformed Church in America
Compassionate response to substance abuse
Conflict diamonds in Sierra Leone
Confronting racism and militarism in U.S.
A Covenant for Church Youth Ministries
Creating a World Safe for Children Free From Violence
Criminal Justice and Penal Reform
Criminal Justice - Penal Reform
Declaration of intention to work toward partnership between the Congregational Christian Church in American Samoa and the United Church of Christ
Democracy and human rights in Nigeria
Developing Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaged Congregations for Mental Health
Dialogue with Alliance of Baptists a partnership in mission and ministry
Disaster relief and undocumented persons
Discrimination Against Older Clergy in the United Church of Christ
Dismantling Discriminatory Systems of Mass Incarceration in the United States
Dismantling the New Jim Crow
Economic Justice – Household Workers
Economic Justice for Women Who Are Poor
Emergency resolution to end the death of migrants on the United States-Mexico border by offering water in Christ's Name
The Epidemic of Aquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome on the continent of Africa
Expanded Criteria for Divestment and Advocacy related to South Africa
Extension of the structural transition implementation timeline
Fair and just compensation a report to the Twenty-First General Synod
Faith and community in the midst of extremism
A Faithful response calling for a more just, humane direction for economic globalization and plan of action
The Family Farm 1985
Female genital mutilation
Fidelity and integrity in all covenanted relationships
For the common good
Form a Theological Forum
Global nonviolence peaceforce
Guns and Violence
Health effects and impacts of tobacco on children, teenagers, and their families
Hope in a time of terror
In honor of Senator Paul Wellstone
In Support of Effective and Constructive Peacemaking Between Palestinians and Israelis Through Positive Investment in Palestine
In support of making fast food fair food
In support of ministries to our campuses of higher education
In support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers boycott of Taco Bell
In Support of the Release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoners
Investigations into human rights violations in the Philippines
Jerusalem City of Life
A Justice Town Hall Gathering
Juvenile Justice
Legalization of Physician Aid in Dying
Mindful and Faithful Eating
Ministering to Those Struggling and Suffering in The Troubled Economy
Ministry issues forming and preparing pastoral leaders for God's church
A Mission statement for youth ministry and a mission statement for young adult ministry
A Moratorium on the construction of new prisons and jails
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia
Mutual respect within the faith community
In support of fair and just compensation for lay employees of the United Church of Christ
On Actions of Hostility Against Islam
On Making UCC Church Buildings More Carbon Neutral
Organ, tissue and blood donation
Our common calling providing the resources for the education of future ordained ministers in the United Church of Christ
Palestine Israel
Pastoral compensation
Pension supplementation for Native American ordained and licensed ministers
Preservation of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arickara languages of the three affiliated tribes
Prevention and reduction of seminarians' educational debt
Prison industrial complex
Program for essential conference ministry
Promoting peace for all in the Sudan
A Pronouncement on a United Church of Christ ministry and witness with Micronesians
Pronouncement on affirming the United Church of Christ as a Just Peace Church
Pronouncement on the Crisis of People and the Land
The Pronouncement on Human Rights
A Pronouncement on Justice and International Development: A Manifesto for American Action in the Struggle Against World Poverty
Pronouncement on UCC Full Divestment of all Financial Resources from all Corporations Doing Business with South Africa
The Pronouncement on Violence in Relation to Women
Proposed substitute resolution concerning use of economic leverage in promoting peace in the Middle East
Putting Our Money Where Our Values Are: Evaluating Church Financial Relationships
Racial Justice
Racial Justice: Seeking Liberation, Justice and Empowerment for the Racially Oppressed
Racial and Economic Justice Statement 1975
Reaffirming Jesus Christ as our lord and savior and reaffirming our historic
Reaffirming our Commitment to Covenantal Relationships
Reaffirming Our Commitment to Full Equality for Persons of Any Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity of Gender Expression
Reaffirming the Fourth Amendment in the Wake of the Diallo Shooting
Reaffirming the United Church of Christ's denouncement of violence against lesbian and gay people and calling for the inclusion of transgender people within that anti-violence statement
Reclaiming the church's ministry of health and healing
Reclaiming the role of pastor as teacher
Recognize 2007 as a Sabbath Year
Recommendation to the churches for a new relationship - Churches Uniting in Christ
Redistributing tax rebates to the poor
Regarding the Tar Creek Superfund Site
Religious freedom for native Hawaiian prisoners
Renewed by God's spirit affirming God's presence and power in the life of the United Church of Christ
Renewing the Covenant with the Rural Church
Report and Issue Statement on World Hunger
Report of action taken at the 1997 meeting of the Calvin Synod Conference
Resisting Actions Seeking to Undermine the Status of Women in Society
Resolution against Bullying and Discrimination
Resolution Calling for an All Church Offering for Supporting the Educational Expenses of Members in Discernment Preparing for Authorized Ministry of the United Church of Christ
Resolution for Mindful and Faithful Eating
Resolution in support of a new trial for Maurice Carter
Resolution in support of equal marriage rights for all for General Synod 25
A Resolution in Support of Outdoor Ministries of the United Church of Christ
Resolution in Support of the Marion Brothers
Resolution on Investment and Corporate Responsibility with regard to South Africa
Resolution justice and peace in Asia and the Pacific
Resolution Marking the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Just Peace Pronouncement by Recommitting Ourselves to be a Just Peace Church
Resolution on Advocating for Funding to Construct Quality Affordable Housing
Resolution On Alternatives In Criminal Justice
Resolution on Capital Punishment
A Resolution on Ecumenical Relationship Between the United Church of Christ and the United Church of Canada
Resolution on Objections to Proposed Changes in the United States Federal Budget 1981
Resolution on the Death Penalty
Resolution on Prevention and Reduction of Seminarians’ Educational Debt
Resolution Supporting Compassionate Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the Protection of the Human Rights of Immigrants
Resolution to Abolish Capital Punishment
Resolution to Abolish Capital Punishment
Resolution to Change the Racially Demeaning Name, Mascot and Imagery of the Washington National Football League Team
A Resolution to Form a Theological Commission Renamed 'A Resolution to Form a Theological Forum'
Resolution Urging Divestment - Along With Other Strategies - from Fossil Fuel Companies to Address Climate Change
Resolution Urging Socially Responsible Investment Practices
Responsible Meeting Practice
Responsible Stewardship of the Outer Space Environment
Restorative justice principles for reform of the criminal justice system
Restructure of Conference Boundaries
The Right of LBGT Parents to Adopt and Raise Children
Roles of Church and Government in Addressing the Global Food Crisis
Sacred Conversations On Race
Saving Social Security from privatization
Securities and Exchange Commission shareholder resolution policy
Solidarity and Friendship With Iran
A Statement on convergence in matters of theology and practice between the Alliance of Baptists and the United Church of Christ
Support for federally funded research on embryonic stem cells
Support for Calhoun County, Alabama and citizens of communities living near chemical weapons plants
Support of the Boycott of California Table Grapes
Supporting International Human Rights Related to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Supreme Court Justice nomination
Tear Down the Wall
A Theological response to corporate greed
To advance the cause of the most disadvantaged in the budgetary and appropriation process
To explore the implications of our dietary choices
To end the presence of the United States Navy in the municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico
To Recognize the Need for Compassionate Care and Healing to Our Veterans
To support Colombian Churches and leaders under attack
Toward a new vision of giving
Transforming the Church House
The United Church of Christ - Thirty years of faithful accompaniment with farm workers
The United Church of Christ and the Boy Scouts of America
The United Samoan Ministries of the United Church of Christ Request to be Recognized as a Historically Underrepresented Group and Member of the Council for Racial and Ethnic Ministries
Toward Unified Governance for the National Setting of the United Church of Christ
Transition from Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy
U.S. policy in the Middle East
U.S. Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
United Church of Christ support for the International Criminal Court
Violence in our Society and World
Welfare reform
Withdrawal of U.S. bases from Okinawa
Worker Justice at Smithfield
Young adult ministries in the United Church of Christ

Past General Synods
Number Date Place of Meeting Moderator(s) Assistant Moderator(s)
1st ("Uniting") June 25–27, 1957 Cleveland, Ohio The Rev. Louis W. Goebel,
George B. Hastings
2nd (regular) July 5–9, 1959 Oberlin, Ohio Frances Kapitzky,
The Rev. Ray E. Phillips
2nd (adjourned) July 6–8, 1960 Cleveland, Ohio Frances Kapitzky,
The Rev. Ray E. Phillips
3rd July 3–7, 1961 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mrs. George Kahlenberg,
The Rev. Ernst Press
4th July 4–11, 1963 Denver, Colorado The Hon. Donald Webber The Rev. Stuart LeRoy Anderson,
Mrs. Alfred C. Bartholomew
5th July 1–7, 1965 Chicago, Illinois The Rev. Gerhard W. Grauer Elmo L. Fischer,
Mrs. Robert C. Johnson
6th June 22–29, 1967 Cincinnati, Ohio Hollis F. Price The Rev. George G. Parker,
Mrs. Martin Burger
7th June 25-July 2, 1969 Boston, Massachusetts The Rev. Gibson I. Daniels Mrs. Henry E. Hefty,
Horace G. Ports
8th June 25–29, 1971 Grand Rapids, Michigan Richard C. Pfeiffer Mrs. Thomas R. Wagner,
The Rev. Theodore S. Ledbetter
9th June 22–26, 1973 St. Louis, Missouri The Rev. David G. Colwell Manford Byrd, Jr.,
Velma M. Shotwell
10th June 27-July 1, 1975 Minneapolis, Minnesota The Hon. Margaret A. Haywood Charles W. Elicker,
The Rev. Louis H. Gunnemann
11th July 1–5, 1977 Washington, D.C. The Rev. Robert K. Nace Erna Ballentine Bryant,
Gary E. Mistlin
12th June 22–26, 1979 Indianapolis, Indiana Milton S. Hurst The Rev. Donna Schaper,
Dorothy B. Shimer
13th June 27-July 1, 1981 Rochester, New York The Rev. Nathaniel M. Guptill The Hon. William Cousins, Jr.,
Virginia Held
14th June 24–28, 1983 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Helen I. Barnhill Richard F. Boyer,
The Rev. Carl F. Schroer
15th June 27-July 2, 1985 Ames, Iowa The Rev. John H. Krueger Guy T. Outlaw,
Janeece L. Dent
16th June 25–30, 1987 Cleveland, Ohio Kenneth P. Stewart The Rev. G. Melvin Palmer,
Aletha Kaohi
17th June 29-July 4, 1989 Fort Worth, Texas The Rev. Robert D. Sherard David P. Gerth,
Alida I. Millham
18th June 27-July 2, 1991 Norfolk, Virginia Charlotte Penfield Gosselink Franklin W. Thomas,
The Rev. John Rogers
19th July 15–20, 1993 St. Louis, Missouri The Rev. David Ruhe Lilia L. Enriquez,
William A. Malaski, Sr.
20th June 29-July 4, 1995 Oakland, California Victor Melendez The Rev. Anthony L. Taylor,
Donna J. Debney
21st July 3–8, 1997 Columbus, Ohio The Rev. David Dean Margaret MacDonald,
Frank Thomas
22nd July 1–6, 1999 Providence, Rhode Island The Hon. Denise Page Hood The Rev. Jana Norman-Richardson,
Robert B. Frieberg
23rd July 13–17, 2001 Kansas City, Missouri The Rev. Nancy S. Taylor Richard M. Harter,
M. Linda Jaramillo
24th July 11–15, 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota Nathaniel A. Lewis, Jr. The Rev. Chris Smith,
Carol Wassmuth
25th July 1–5, 2005 Atlanta, Georgia The Rev. Norman W. Jackson Annie Wynn Neal,
Eric C. Smith
26th June 22–26, 2007 Hartford, Connecticut Merlyn Lawrence The Rev. Elizabeth King,
Kevin Manz
27th June 26–30, 2009 Grand Rapids, Michigan The Rev. Marvin L. Morgan John Humphrey,
Jane Tedder
28th July 1–5, 2011 Tampa, Florida James K. Robertson, Jr. Caroline Belsom,
Patricia Aurand
29th June 28–July 2, 2013 Long Beach, California The Rev. Elizabeth J. Tigner Dale Bonds,
The Hon. Brian Holeman
30th June 26–30, 2015 Cleveland, Ohio The Hon. Brian Holeman The Rev. Susan E. Artt
31st June 30–July 4, 2017 Baltimore, Maryland
32nd 2019 to be determined