Our Faith Our Vote Issue Education Series: Human Rights

To prepare for the 2020 elections, the United Church of Christ D.C. Office, with the help of ecumenical friends and partners, has been busy working on issue specific resources for you to use and to share with your congregations and communities! We are in the midst of a critical election year, and it is important that we consider some of these major topics and how our faith informs our vote.

For more issue videos, go to the UCC webpage.

In this episode in the UCC's Our Faith Our Vote Issue Education Series, we talk with a panel of faith leaders about human rights and the upcoming elections, focusing specifically on the situations in Colombia, Israel/Palestine, and the Philippines. We are grateful to have the voices of Lisa Haugaard (Co-director of the Latin America Working Group), Kyle Cristofalo (Senior Director of Advocacy and Government Relations for Churches for Middle East Peace), Drew Elizarde-Miller (National Coordinator for the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines-US), Katrina Abarcar (Advocacy Coordinator for the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines-US), Rebekah Choate (Global Ministries Associate for Global Advocacy and Education), and Rev. Michael Neuroth (International Policy Advocate for the United Church of Christ).


Latin American Working GroupPromote Peace Campaign 

Paying the Price for Being Advocates for Peace: A Letter from JUSTAPAZ in Colombia

UCC 24th General Synod Resolution “Support Colombian Churches and Leaders Under Attack


Churches for Middle East Peace

Kairos Palestine Letter “A Cry for Hope

UCC Palestine/Israel Network

UCC 31st General Synod Resolution on Rights of Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation


International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines

Philippine Human Rights Act

UCC 26th General Synod Resolution “A Call for Solidarity with the Persecuted in the Philippines, and an End to Extra-Judicial Killings and other Human Rights Violations.” 

Global Ministries

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Messages of Solidarity for Racial Justice

Global Ministries Southern Asia Initiative

Global Advocacy and Education Associate, Rebekah Choate

United States and CanadaLatin America and the CaribbeanAfricaMiddle East and EuropeSouthern Asia East Asia and the Pacific

Contact Information

  • Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia Thompson
  • Co-Executive Global Ministries,
    Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries and Operations
  • 700 Prospect Ave.
  • Cleveland,Ohio 44115
  • 216-736-3201
  • Fax: 216-736-3203

  • Rev. Julia Brown Karimu
  • Co-Executive Global Ministries,
    President, Division of Overseas Ministries
  • PO Box 1986
  • Indianapolis,Indiana 46206
  • 317-713-2576
  • Fax: 317-635-4323
  • jkarimu@dom.disciples.org

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