The Center for Leadership and Justice (CLJ) is a social justice ministry that has a rich history of partnership with the United Church of Christ. Our work with UCC congregations in Metro-Hartford is a vital part of our identity and effectiveness.

However, three years ago we began broadening our relationship with diverse, multi-faith congregations and allied institutions.  We are in the process of launching the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA) that is comprised of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Universalist and other allied institutions.

Our partnership with congregations is characterized by various levels of engagement and collaboration with one another. Congregational members serve on our board and on committees. They contribute important financial and in-kind support for our programs. Congregations, through our partnership, receive training and resources on developing social justice efforts, particularly through community organizing.

To learn more about GHIAA, click here. Below you will find a list of our UCC congregational partners; however, an updated list of all of our faith partners will be coming shortly.

  • Avon Congregational Church
  • West Avon Congregational Church
  • First Congregational Church in Bloomfield
  • First Congregational Church, Canton Center
  • First Congregational Church of East Granby
  • First Congregational Church of East Hartford
  • South Congregational Church
  • First Church of Christ, Congregational
  • Buckingham Congregational Church of UCC
  • Congregational Church of South Glastonbury
  • First Church of Christ, Congregational
  • First Congregational Church of Granby
  • South Congregational Church of Granby
  • Amistad UCC Church
  • Asylum Hill Congregational Church
  • Broadview Community Church
  • Faith Congregational Church
  • First Church of Christ in Hartford (Center Church)
  • Immanuel Congregational Church
  • South Congregational Church, National Assn. of Congregational Christian Churches
  • Warburton Community Church
  • Center Congregational Church
  • Church of Christ, Congregational
  • Rocky Hill Congregational Church
  • First Church of Christ
  • First Congregational Church of Vernon
  • Covenant Congregational Church of West Hartford
  • Elmwood Community Church
  • First Church of Christ, Congregational
  • Flagg Road United Church of Christ
  • First Church in Windsor
  • Poquonock Community Church, Congregational
  • Wapping Community Church
  • Wilson Congregational Church

We are also grateful for the support we receive from Friends, Foundations, and Corporations in 2015:

  •  Aetna Foundation, Inc.
  •  J. Walton Bissell Foundation
  • Edwin H. Bingham Estate
  • Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Trust
  • Ensworth Charitable Foundation
  • Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
  • Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Fund
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Irene Hills Estate
  • Lippincott Family Charitable Fund
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
  • Schwab Charitable Fund
  • The Fund for Greater Hartford
  • Travelers
  • United Way of the Capital Area
  • Weston Estate