Shoulder to Shoulder leaders condemn new Muslim ban and speak out for religious values and national ideals to welcome Muslims and refugees
Washington, DC - The new Muslim Ban — temporarily halted in the courts — stands in contrast with our faith traditions and our American ideals of religious freedom, inclusion, equality, and justice.Read more
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is proud to announce its next Advocacy Summit: Choose Hope 2017, co-sponsored by Millennial Voices for Peace (MVP), to be held from November 12th - 14th. The Choose Hope 2017 Advocacy Summit provides a holistic space for millennials – including, college, seminary, and graduate students as well as young professionals- who wish to engage in a national campaign for peace and justice in the Holy Land.Read more
At the Global Ministries and Council on Christian Unity Dinner on Monday, July 10th, Global Ministries presented partners and former mission personnel Awards of Affirmation for their selfless participation in God’s Mission in the world.Read more
At General Assembly in Indianapolis, Global Ministries was pleased to present nine mission co-workers to the assembly for commissioning.
June 22, 2017
Written by Anthony Moujaes
The following is the text of the statement, with the list of signatories, including the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ):
Hate will not divide us. We are made for each other. Together, we are better.
We stand united against anti-Muslim, xenophobic and racist policies, rhetoric, and behavior. Our religious principles teach us to love and respect one another. Our civic responsibility demands that we take a public stand against instances of bigotry, hatred, and persecution.Read more
This past week, our country witnessed heroism that often happens unseen. In Portland, Oregon, three men came to the defense of two teenage girls, one of them an African-American and one of them wearing a hijab, who were being verbally assaulted by a white supremacist because of the girl’s Muslim faith. In the altercation, two of the men, Rick Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche, lost their lives, and a third, Micah Fletcher, was injured. The attacker is now in custody.Read more
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.