This is what Christian leaders say of CCT
“The CCT meeting provides me a place of dialogue and relationship building in the Spirit of Christ that I cannot find anywhere else. My experience of Christ’s Kingdom is enriched and enlarged through this encounter with my brothers and sisters in Christ.” Pentecostal leader
“This is the one ecumenical meeting where the widest spectrum of Christian traditions is represented. I find the diversity stimulating, encouraging, and an important contributor to a more open heart.” Historic Protestant leader
Christian Churches Together Call for Immigration Reform
“The Christian Churches Together (U.S.A.) gathered in Austin, Texas for its annual meeting to learn about immigration, read Scripture, pray, and discern God’s call on our lives to respond to an unjust immigration system. We now call upon people of faith and elected officials in Congress and President Obama to work together to enact just and humane immigration reform legislation in 2014.
Immigration reform is supported by a majority of the denominations and Christian leaders in the U.S.A.
“God, my request is that your Church, the hope of the world, would rise up, and not only welcome strangers at our gates, but advocate passionately for their well-being,” Bill Hybels
“The challenge for us in welcoming people and most especially serving people who are voiceless and vulnerable, spans right across the board from our work in immigration, our work in serving people who are poor…” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz
“Immigration reform is a proximate, this-worldly, way of moving toward that vision of a just society.” Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
Immigration and the Catholic Church
Christian Churches Together Renews Commitment to End Hunger & Poverty
Leaders of the participant churches in CCT renewed their commitment to end extreme poverty and hunger in our country.
“The economic crisis that began in 2008 has been a major setback, certainly in this country. But an international consensus is now emerging around the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030. From the perspective of faith, the world’s progress against poverty is an example of our loving God moving in our own history, and we welcome ambitious goals for our own country as well as the rest of the world. Making hunger and poverty a U.S. national priority is crucial to the progress that is possible worldwide as well as in the United States. ”
Read the resolution “The Gospel and Poverty”: HERE
Learn About CCT’s Participants
The Armenian Apostolic Church is the world’s oldest national church. It is part of Oriental Orthodoxy and is one of the most ancient Christian communities. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in AD 301, in establishing this church. The Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church claims to trace its origins to the missions of Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century and is an early center of Christianity.
Christianity reached Armenia at an early date; persecutions against Christians in 110, 230, and 287 were recorded by the outside writers Eusebius and Tertullian.
Visit the Syriac Orthodox Church website