2016 CCT a Work of the Holy Spirit

Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Orthodox, African-American and Protestant
Christian Communions (Denominations) in the U.S.A. witnessing together to
the reconciling power of the Gospel of Jesus.

 


 

love neighborCCT Statements on Contemporary

Social Issues

 

During the last 10 years, Christian Churches Together have developed a series of statements and resources on critical social issues. The churches understand that these social issues are intrinsically related to our spiritual condition and theological understanding of the Christian faith.

Mass Incarceration

“All Christian Churches must unite in one voice to denounce the failed practice of mass incarceration and promote compassionate action to address the core issues of poverty and hopelessness in our poorest communities.”

Statement on Mass Incarceration

Poverty

“Our faith in Christ who is the truth compels us to confront the ignorance of and indifference to the scandal of widespread, persistent poverty in this rich nation. We must call this situation by its real names: moral failure, unacceptable injustice. Our faith in Christ drives us to call our churches and our society to a more urgent, united response.”

Statement on Poverty

Immigration Reform

“As a moral matter, we cannot tolerate an immigration system that exploits migrants, is inhospitable, and fails to offer immigrants the full protection of the law. While immigration is often viewed as an economic, social, or legal issue, it is ultimately a humanitarian and spiritual issue that directly impacts millions of unauthorized immigrants and the entire fabric of our society.”

Statement on Immigration Reform

Racial Justice

“In response to this high calling on the church to join God’s work of redemption and reconciliation, we resolve to work together to expose, confront and transform the devastating legacy of systemic racism as it manifests itself in education, criminal justice, employment, housing, child welfare, and other practical arenas.”

CCT’s Response to Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

 


 

Faith Leaders Pledge Together to Change U.S.

National Priorities, End Hunger

 

“This special time in our nation could open many hearts to God and to God’s loving purposes for the world. That is why the leaders of many of this nation’s diverse faith communities have gathered in the nation’s capital today. We pray that our collective witness will help to make this a turning point in the history of our nation and the world.”

Read the pledge HERE

 

2016 Presidential Primary Candidates Speak on Poverty

Watch the candidates videos HERE

Small Groups Study Guide

 


 

Study Guide Promo blue“Racism is a sin. It hurts all. It violates the image of God in us. Racism is present throughout our society, including the church. All societies suffer from the debilitating effects of racism.
We are image bearers of God, and are all created in His likeness. There is no room for racial discrimination in the kingdom of God.
We recognize that we live in an imperfect and sinful world. When a person is hurtful through their words, action or inaction, it is our duty as a church to shine the light of God’s love.”

Quote from senior leader of the Christian Reformed Church in N.A.

 

CCT offers a free study guide for small groups based on Dr. King Letter from a Birmingham Jail
To download this free resource, click HERE

 


 

The communions and organizations in Christian Churches Together are committed: 

 

– to celebrate a common confession of faith in the Triune God.

– to discern the guidance of the Holy Spirit through prayer and theological dialogue.

– to provide fellowship and mutual support.

– to seek better understanding of each other by affirming our commonalities and understanding our differences.

– to foster evangelism faithful to the proclamation of the gospel.

– to speak to society with a common voice whenever possible.

– and to promote the common good of society.

 


 

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The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

To learn more about the Catholic Church, click HERE