We Are Present

In March 2016, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ led a delegation of church leaders to the Middle East to meet ministry partners there. Disciples Mission Fund, Week of Compassion, Our Churches' Wider Mission, and One Great Hour of Sharing support these partners and many others in the land where Jesus and the apostles first walked and where their descendants still live today.

Shaped by a visit to the Holy Land, seeing alliances forged across national and religious boundaries across the Middle East, the Rev. John Dorhauer (UCC General Minister and President) reflects on the presence of people who often stand as the last hope of a peaceful coexistence in the region, and on the sacred presence that seeks to heal the human spirit and reshape human community.