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The 2016 Everett C. Parker Lecture

This year's Parker Lecture was a tremendous success.  The Rev. Traci Blackmon delivered this year’s Lecture and the event honored Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and rural champion Dee Davis.  Read our press release, see photos, and watch videos, including this highlights reel.

For 50 years, the United Church of Christ has been a leader in the fight for media and technology that is more accessible and accountable to local communities -- more local, more diverse, more just.


Building on its legacy, today OC Inc. continues to hold the media accountable and fight for media diversity. We hold the annual Everett C. Parker Lecture in Ethics and Telecommunications to continue to inspire the media and public interest advocates every fall. Please explore our site. Use our resourcessupport our work and sign up to receive more information.

Say NO to Violence in the Media

This year's violent media fast was Sept 15-21, 2016.

Check out our page to get involved!

Justice for Prisoners

Success! With our allies, we successfully persuaded the FCC to lower the cost of long distance calls to prisons, jails and detention centers.

See our guide, FAQ, and what to do if you are overcharged


A Victory on Net Neutrality

We Won! Today, February 26th 2015, the FCC took an historic vote to preserve the open internet. Thank you to everyone who took action over the past year to make this a reality. Your voices were heard and the positive impact of this decision will be felt for decades to come.

Check out our full statement made with our partner organization on an open internet, Faithful Internet.


UCC General Synod

UCC's media justice ministry was at General Synod this summer, with a dynamic Theological, Interactive, Educational booth at the Youth Event.  Information for our three featured actions can be found here: Media Literacy, Prison Phone Rate Reform, The Open Internet


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