February 22, 2017
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.
For months now there has been a...
February 3, 2017
The world’s various divisions seem to be growing and getting worse. Jesus once said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” and as people become more divided, perhaps those who have been struggling the longest might have the most to teach us.
Today we’ll talk again with Mae Cannon, director of Churches for Middle East Peace, who brings with her two guests who have embarked upon a “Pilgrimage to Peace,” touring across the US to bring their message of hope from the conflict-...
February 1, 2017
The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA expresses its shock and sadness at the killings that took place in the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec on the evening of January 29th. We offer condolences to the Muslim community in Quebec and take this moment to reaffirm our commitment to fight anti-Muslim sentiment. We pray that God will give comfort to all who have suffered in the attack.
It is heartening to know that Canadians of all faiths and backgrounds...
January 30, 2017
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord… when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”
-(Matthew 25:37-40 excerpts, NRSV)
As the world is facing the greatest refugee crisis in history, with over 65 million people displaced from...
January 27, 2017
As we wrap up our series on “the way forward,” we will talk about a subject that touches nearly everyone in the nation: health care. How will Congress and the President deal with the long-threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and what are the ramifications for the poor across America?
January 17, 2017
Operations Manager and Executive Assistant
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
The Operations Manager and Executive Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and organizational support to the General Secretary/President of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (...
January 13, 2017
A conversation with Leslie Copeland Tune
As we continue to consider the way forward, how will President-Elect Trump and Congress deal with issues of poverty? How will the churches continue to advocate for the poor across America?
January 11, 2017
A conversation with Holly Hollman, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
January 9, 2017
The response to 9-11 by the Bush Administration included harsh interrogation techniques that included waterboarding, placing prisoners in tiny enclosed spaces, slamming them against walls, sensory deprivation, and a host of other cruelties that were condemned by the world as torture. The US Senate published a report almost two years ago that condemned these practices in the harshest of words. But President-Elect Donald Trump stated in his campaign that the US would do things much...
January 6, 2017
BEFORE THE OATH OF OFFICE IS TAKEN
Statement By Major Christian Organizations on President-Elect Trump’s Policy Agenda and Political Appointments
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2017—As our nation prepares for the Presidential Inauguration, we do so with the lasting residue of a divisive election season and an even more fractured past. Our faith teaches us to be...