Justice and Advocacy

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.

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Global Ministries and the United Nations

What in the World Can I Do?
Check this page weekly for ways to engage in global advocacy and action

 Global Advocacy Calendar Dates and Events 

11   Human Trafficking Awareness day


8     International Women’s Day

9     Freedom Sunday (Not For Sale Anti-Trafficking Campaign)
22   World Water Day; see also UN Water

15   Global Day of Action on Military Spending (on or near Tax Day in U.S.)

17-20  Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2015 (varies each year)
22   Earth Day

        Immigrant Rights Sunday (first Sunday in May)

20   World Refugee Day (UN)


6      Hiroshima Day of Remembrance
9      International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (UN)

21   International Day of Peace and International Day of Prayer for Peace
21-27    World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (varies each year)

28   American Indian Ministry Sunday

7      World Communion Sunday (always first Sunday in October)
13    Indigenous People’s Day (“Columbus Day”)
11    International Day of the Girl Child
12-19  Churches Week of Action on Food (Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance)

19-25  Breaking the Silence/Congo Week
16   World Food Day
24   Food Day (USA)
24   United Nations Day (anniversary of the UN Charter)

19   World Toilet Day
25  International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women

1     World AIDS Day; see also UN AIDS Day
10   Human Rights Day (anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
19   International Migrants Day (UN)

 Get Involved




 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

 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 Conflict & Peacemaking

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



 HIV/AIDS and Global Health


 HIV/AIDS and World Aids Day, December 1


 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