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Disciples speaking out this spring

Disciples have been getting up and out into their communities a lot in the last few weeks. Issues including gun violence, racism, poverty, and education have all motivated action from congregations coast to coast. Here is just a sample of activities to show the breadth of Disciples responses. March for Our Lives  |  Act to […]

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Update on ACT Now rally April 4

The National Council of Churches (NCC) is kicking off a new effort to end racism on the 50th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. The initial rally to begin multi-year ACT Now: Unite to End Racism campaign will be on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event will begin on the […]

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Posted on March 12, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical
NCC launches new anti-racism effort

April 4 is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and yet racism rears its ugly head regularly in 2018. The National Council of Churches – along with partners in Reform Judaism, the Franciscan Action Network, Churches Uniting in Christ, the National African American Clergy Network, the Conference […]

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Posted on February 9, 2018
Filed under: Ecumenical
Speaking on behalf the children

Comments from the Circle of Protection press conference at the National Press Club, June 21, 2017 I am Sharon Watkins, Chair of the Board of the National Council of Churches. We, of the NCC, are 38 member churches who follow Jesus. We have been consistent in proclaiming that Jesus would not have liked this budget. […]

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Posted on June 21, 2017
Filed under: Sharon's Blog
Delegation speaks about Korean peninsula

When North Korea tests another warhead, our sisters and brothers in South Korea shudder. Though it has been 63 years since the armistice was signed, the Korean Peninsula remains starkly divided. Families separated for seven decades rarely have opportunities to communicate and sanctions prevent even medicine from being sent to the north. Disciples have spoken […]

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Posted on July 28, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, General Assembly, Overseas Ministries
Faith leaders request presidential candidate meeting

Washington, D.C., July 15, 2016 – Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection have asked for meetings with Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton to discuss the presumptive presidential nominees’ “plans for offering help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.” The Circle of Protection represents […]

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National Council of Churches addresses sentencing reform

Contact Rev. Steven D. Martin at:  steven.martin@nationalcouncilofchurches.us or 202-412-4323. WASHINGTON, DC: Faith leaders from across the country converged today on the grounds of the US Capitol to pray for victims and families of the Orlando shooting and to pray that another issue critical to our safety and security — reform of systems that imprison 2.3 […]

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Posted on June 15, 2016
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
U.S. faith leaders send letter to Congress on eve of papal visit

“An authentic faith, always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better that we found it. We love this magnificent planet on which God has put us, and we love the human family which dwells here, with all its tragedies and struggles, its hopes and aspirations, […]

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Posted on September 17, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Religious leaders issue statement re: American Muslims

Keeping Our Communities Open to American Muslims A Statement of Principles from Faith Leaders of Shoulder to Shoulder As leaders of a number of religious groups in this country, we are deeply disturbed by recent reports that a growing number of businesses across America have declared themselves to be “Muslim-free zones,” the latest of which […]

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Posted on September 1, 2015
Filed under: Ecumenical, General, Office of the General Minister and President
Christian leaders speak on Iran agreement

Letter from the General Minister and President to President Obama on behalf of the General Assembly in response to GA-1540 Support for Agreement with Iran ________ Christian leaders from National Council of Churches distribute letter to Congress Date: August 25, 2015 Contact: Kate Gould, Friends Committee on National Legislation: Kate@fcnl.org Steven D. Martin, National Council […]

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