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 Caribbean Initiative

banner.jpgThe Global Ministries Caribbean Initiative invites the whole church to witness together with the Caribbean region through education, advocacy, and support of our partners. Our hope and prayer is that through many and varied experiences, we will better understand the issues, priorities, successes, and struggles of sisters and brothers in the Caribbean and, in turn, be challenged to understand ourselves, our world, and our faith anew.

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 Corinthians 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 Advocacy Calendar Dates and Events

 


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  • Katie Tolles
    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?