Global Ministries at General Synod 2017

Global Ministries at General Synod 2017


The Caribbean Initiative

Global Ministries invites you to join us as we kick off the Caribbean Initiative at General Synod! The whole church is invited to Embrace the Spirit over the next 18 months through the Caribbean Initiative. We will learn, understand, and expand our vision of the Church through our partners in the Caribbean region. Learn more by visiting the exhibit!


Exhibit (#604)

Come visit the Global Ministries exhibit, located in Exhibit Hall E, space #604! Meet global partners and missionaries and learn more about how you can connect to the world through Global Ministries. Join us as celebrate the Caribbean Initiative!

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Friday, June 30   12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 1   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, July 2   9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Monday, July 3   9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 4   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM









All Workshops take place on Saturday, July 1, 2017

Session 1 (1:30-2:30 PM)
Refugees, Migration, and Trafficking: Global Perspectives

The world is witnessing the highest levels of human displacement and human trafficking in history. War, economics, natural disasters, and climate change are some of the many causes. A panel of four global church partners will discuss these issues from their own context, experiences, and ministries.
Moderated by: Dr. Peter E. Makari, Ph.D., Executive, Middle East and Europe Global Ministries of the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Panelists: Jenny Neme, JUSTAPAZ (Colombia); Bishop Probal Kanto Dutta, Diocese of Durgapur, Church of North India; other panellists: TBD. 

Session 2 (3:00-4:00 PM)
Cuba/U.S. Relations at the Crossroads

As part of the Global Ministries Caribbean Initiative to be introduced at General Synod, this workshop will raise awareness of the status of the relations between Cuba and the U.S. and its impact on mission, ecclesiology, and outreach on both shores.
Presented by: The Rev. Joel Ortega Dopico, President, Cuban Council of Churches; The Rev. Raúl Suárez-Baptist, Pastor and Founder, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Center at Havana, Cuba; and The Rev. Angel Rivera-Agosto, Executive, Latin America and the Caribbean, Global Ministries.


A Call for the United Church of Christ to Advocate for the Rights of Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod

Bring Down the Wall in the Caribbean
A Resolution of Witness
The Business Committee recommends referral to a Committee of the General Synod


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