Written by Kay Woike
The New York Conference Annual Meeting, held jointly with the Northeast Region of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ was blessed to have as its special guest Global Ministries long term volunteer Magyolene (Mayim) Rodriguez. She is the New York Conference UCC's missionary partner working in Nicaragua. One of the unusual things about Mayim is that she is not from the U.S. She is a native of Chile and a member of the Iglesia Pentecostal in Chile which jointly sponsors her work with Global Ministries.Read more
As a fellow mission partner and believer, I am writing to you in the important work that generations of missionaries have, and continue to contribute, to assist those living in poverty, battling illness and facing persecution. The UCC's work in Armenia is an extension of the missionaries' credo of going to serve where God has called you.Read more
The below was written by partners of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, an interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment. Both the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are members of Shoulder-to-Shoulder.
Action Alert from the National Council of Churches- Tell Congress: Don't Fund Refugee/Muslim Ban 2.0
President Trump has issued a second Executive Order unjustly restricting the inflow of refugees and unfairly targeting our immigrant brothers and sisters. Walling off America, reducing community safety, and turning our back on those in need are affronts to our country’s values of family unity, fairness, and equality. As people of faith, we are called to stand against these discriminatory policies.Read more
This version has the same impact as the initial executive order and must be stopped
Stand with refugees—act now: GreaterAs1.org
After the Trump administration signed a new executive order today against refugees and Muslims, CWS’s President and CEO, Rev. John McCullough, issued the following statement:Read more
WASHINGTON: The National Council of Churches denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents and condemns rhetoric that has fueled such acts. We stand firmly with our Jewish brothers and sisters during this difficult time. As a community of 38 Christian communions in the United States, the National Council of Churches continues to pray and work for a nation in which all persons may freely worship as they wish without fear. In this, we are not alone.Read more
Church World Service, Religious Leaders, and Refugees Denounce President Trump's Announcement on Refugee Resettlement
After President Donald Trump’s announcement today to grind the U.S. refugee resettlement program to a halt; drastically reduce refugee admissions; ban refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and possibly other countries indefinitely; and narrowly preference religious minorities, Church World Service, refugee leaders, and heads of communion of key religious denominations issued the following statements:Read more
January 28 - February 3, 2017Read more
We're hearing this question a lot, particularly as physical and verbal attacks on racial and ethnic minorities, Muslims, Sikhs, and many others have spiked in the past week. There are many answers to the question of HOW to stand with Muslims, and there will be many more ways to step up in the days ahead, but we have put together a few suggested places to start.
[Go to http://tinyurl.com/StandWithMuslims for live links referenced in the image below]Read more
(Washington, D.C., 9/19/2016)- The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), the largest coalition of leading national and local Muslim organizations, applauds law enforcement for their quick apprehension of the perpetrator responsible for terror attacks in New York and New Jersey over the weekend. USCMO condemns all such acts of violence in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota as intolerable and anti-Islamic.Read more