FedEx Agrees to Greater Transparency on Climate Lobbying Activities

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FedEx Agrees to Greater Transparency on Climate Lobbying Activities

New York, Sept. 16, 2022United Church Funds (UCF) and The Pension Boards–United Church of Christ (PBUCC), both ministries related to the United Church of Christ, announced today that as the result of their joint shareholder resolution filed this past April, FedEx Corporation has agreed to enhance public disclosure of its climate lobbying activities – including its membership in trade associations with significant climate policies – so as to better inform shareholders of whether those activities and memberships align with the Paris Agreement of 2015.

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Anna-Nicole Heinrich, Evangelical Church of Germany President, Visits the Pension Boards

Anna Nicole Heinrich visits pb

The Pension Boards was pleased to host Ms. Anna-Nicole Heinrich, the President of the Synod of the Evangelical Church of Germany (EKD), and Executive Assistant, Jonathan Renau, in their New York offices recently.

Elected in 2021, Ms. Heinrich, at 26, is the youngest person to hold the office in the history of the EKD. “As president of the EKD Synod, I stand for a hopeful, integrating, and pragmatic church that is always reviving itself,” she said in her introductory speech upon her election. Previously a youth delegate to the synod, she studied philosophy at the University of Regensburg and is vice-chair of the Protestant Youth in Germany.

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Fraud! Watch For Possible Fake Highmark Communications

Protect yourself from potential fraud.

Know how to protect yourself.
Some members have recently reported suspicious email, text, and phone communications that appear to have come from Highmark. They typically contain a link to a fake, but realistic-looking, website asking you to enter personal info. They may encourage you to download a harmful app or ask you to call a non-Highmark phone number for follow-up.

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THE PENSION BOARDS–UCC, INC. PUBLISHES INTERIM DEI&B REPORT

New York (August 24, 2022) – Brian R. Bodager, President and CEO of the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ (PBUCC) and Walter Reyes, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer have announced the publication of an Interim Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEI&B) Report that highlights the organization’s progress in advancing DEI goals set in its inaugural report, Diversity in the Workplace, in 2021.

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2022 Diversity In Our Workplace Interim Report

DEI Interim Report Cover

The Pension Boards introduces the 2022 Diversity in Our Workplace Interim Report, a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B) report that highlights the organization's culture transformation journey and offers progress updates to DEI&B commitments made in 2021. Read more.

The “No” That Says “Yes”

no means yes

 Rev. Bruce G. Epperly, PhD

As mystic and social activist Howard Thurman guides, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

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Watch the Second Leg!

second leg

 Rev. Bruce G. Epperly, PhD

As we grow older, we need to join passion with prudence. New possibilities emerge and so do novel pitfalls. The great “yes” of the future needs to be balanced by the counsel, “handle with care.” We need to be bold and inventive and careful about the next steps we take, both literally and figuratively. A seventy-year-old friend of ours sprained her ankle while putting on her pants one morning. Hopping on one foot as she attempted to pull up the second leg, she fell over, much to her pain and embarrassment. As Kate, my wife of nearly forty-four years, reflected on our friend’s mishap, she noted that “retirement is really the second leg of a good and hopefully long life.”

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