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.
Action Alert from the National Council of Churches- Tell Congress: Don't Fund Refugee/Muslim Ban 2.0
President Trump has issued a second Executive Order unjustly restricting the inflow of refugees and unfairly targeting our immigrant brothers and sisters. Walling off America, reducing community safety, and turning our back on those in need are affronts to our country’s values of family unity, fairness, and equality. As people of faith, we are called to stand against these discriminatory policies.Read more
This version has the same impact as the initial executive order and must be stopped
Stand with refugees—act now: GreaterAs1.org
After the Trump administration signed a new executive order today against refugees and Muslims, CWS’s President and CEO, Rev. John McCullough, issued the following statement:Read more
WASHINGTON: The National Council of Churches denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents and condemns rhetoric that has fueled such acts. We stand firmly with our Jewish brothers and sisters during this difficult time. As a community of 38 Christian communions in the United States, the National Council of Churches continues to pray and work for a nation in which all persons may freely worship as they wish without fear. In this, we are not alone.Read more