Disciples News Service

Churches Uniting In Christ Forges Ahead; Targets Racism

Representatives from member communions of Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC) left a Feb. 17 meeting in Baltimore, Md. with hope and a recommitment to CUIC’s original vision in giving expression to the visible unity of the church, particularly regarding battling racism within the church. Their resolve follows a key decision reached to recommend a proposal calling for re-affirmation of CUIC’s "eight marks of commitment" as the basis for its relationships among members, and to identify "overcoming racism" as the core commitment for CUIC’s future life and programming.

"My hope is that the CUIC member churches will truly reclaim their original vision for this relationship in giving expression to the visible unity of the church, especially as together they address the issues of racial justice within the church and in our society," said President of the Council on Christian Unity Robert K. Welsh. For more, go to: snurl.com/v21j9