Justice and Advocacy

The Zulu ethic Ubuntu says "I can not be fully me unless you are fully you." Sharing in community with others around the world means Global Ministries speaks out on issues of peace and justice, poverty and human rights. Global Advocacy and Education raises awareness, encourages action in local congregations, and works ecumenically in Washington, DC and at the United Nations to bring faithful public witness to critical policy questions. Advocacy priorities are shaped by the positions of the Common Global Ministries Board and by United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) resolutions, and are informed by the first-hand experience of our Global partners and their communities around the world.

Become a Global Advocate
Global Ministries and the United Nations
2017 Public Policy Advocacy Guide, United Church of Christ
Justice Primer & Study Guide, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Get Involved 

The Middle East Initiative

meibanner.jpgThe Global Ministries Middle East Initiative invites the whole church to focus on the region of the Middle East for an extended period of time. Through highlighting aspects of mission and partnership, the Initiative offers an opportunity for the church to become familiar with the range of denominational partners in the region and the issues they face and the context in which they face them

Breaking the Silence: Congo Week

congoweek.jpg"If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it." I Corinthian 12:26

Breaking the Silence: Congo Week is an opportunity to raise awareness about the devastating legacy of conflict in the Congo and mobilize support on behalf of the people of the Congo.

Global Warming & the Integrity of Creation

"The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it." Psalm 24:1

Around the world people face increasing food shortages, natural disasters and rising sea waters due to climate change. Climate change has created conflict over scarce land and resources, and contributed to the problem of climate migration. As communities of faith we can take steps to be good stewards of the earth, but significant industry and international efforts are also needed to curb carbon pollution and reduce the impact on the environment and vulnerable communities. Addressing climate concerns with our partners is a priority of Global Ministries.

Global Poverty & the Economy of God

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me...to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." Luke 4:18-19

Global Ministries is committed to restoring the environment and economics to the service of God. Communities of faith are called to consider what the church can do to ensure that international trade policies better serve the interests of human rights and security, justice and peace, and the dignity and integrity of creation.

Global Conflict & Peacemaking

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." Matthew 5:9 

Global Human Rights & Community Building

"Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." Matthew 25:40

HIV/AIDS and Global Health

Global Advocacy Calendar Dates and Events

 What in the World Can I Do?

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  • commented 2016-10-20 10:25:12 -0400
    Hello sir/mam
    I am Sunny Ahmad from Jhansi (U.P) India.
    We have an hospital Christian Missionaries (MARY S. ACKERMAN HOYT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL) since year 1800. Its still running in good condition and its so helpful to all religion and middle class families which are not earning good amount of money. This hospital was started Christian Missionaries and having more than 100 beds for patients and around 10acres of land in the heart of city which is very expensive, it’s also have a separate land for Nursing training and education. Some famous builders of our city those who having a power of money and political connection having a illegal Registry of hospital that they have purchased from the owner and he start building a commercial property. Before it was printed on a news papers that this is all illegal and now no one is others site.
    We still don’t have any knowledge about its property belongs to whom and is ther anyone who can sell the property.
    Sir please take some action about all these activities which is going in a Missionary hospital. MARY S. ACKERMAN HOYT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, JHOKAN BAGH JHANSI (U.P) INDIA
    Regards Sunny Ahmad
    +91 8419828974
  • commented 2015-06-09 11:59:25 -0400
    I am looking for folks in the UCC who are working on issues of Peace and Justice. Our Peacebuilders Ministry Team at First Church in Amherst Mass. is active in supporting a bill in Congress to create a Dept of Peace. We are involved in a petition campaign to reach out to our Congress people on this. Are you interested? It seems to me as a Christian that I am called to speak up about the wars we are constantly fighting and how our use of so many resources on war robs our people of food, healthcare, decent jobs and many other necessities of life. Would you care to join us?