2019 CCT a Work of the Holy Spirit

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

 

The purpose of Christian Churches Together is to enable churches

and national Christian organizations to grow closer together in Christ

in order to strengthen our Christian witness in the world.

 

Quotes from church leaders’ responses to attack in Synagogue in Poway, California

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Presiding Bishop, ELCA

“We stand against this latest public act of anti-Semitism and domestic terrorism, and with the Jewish community. Together, with our ecumenical and inter-religious partners, we will continue to “oppose the deadly working of such bigotry, both within our own circles and in the society around us” (“Declaration of ELCA to Jewish Community,” 1994).”

Bishop Doug Beacham
General Superintendent
International Pentecostal Holiness Church

“Though mocked by some, calls for prayer are nonetheless significant. But without our own deep soul searching and repentance, calls for prayer seem shallow. Jesus has called us to be peacemakers in a world that rejects peacemakers.”

Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer
General Secretary
American Baptist Churches USA

“In response, we “mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15). As American Baptists, we stand in sincere sympathy with all people who suffer violence, injury and harm, regardless of religion, race, gender, culture or ethnicity. We oppose terrorism, violence and hateful ideologies. The Gospel of love surely shall triumph over evil.”

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
President USCCB

“This assault, which occurred on the last day of Passover, is the second shooting in a U.S. synagogue within six months. Our country should be better than this; our world should be beyond such acts of hatred and anti-Semitism. This attack joins an all too long list of attacks against innocent people, people of all faiths, who only want to gather and to pray.”

Read more: Excerpts church leaders Poway

 


 

This historic root of racism that is still entrenched today is critical to understanding how far we have come and how far we still need to go in the rooting out of this evil. During our time together, we will also be visiting the National Memorial for Peace and Justice (National Lynching Memorial) and worshiping at the historic Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

The leaders of the member communion in Christian Churches Together are committed to confronting racism in the name of Christ. We hope that you make plans to join us this year in Montgomery, to explore ways to work together to eradicate racism in our country.

October 2-4 Embassy Suites Hotel – Montgomery, AL


 

Christian Churches Together Statement on Immigration 

 

The diverse group, representing leadership from Catholic, Evangelical/Pentecostal, Historic Protestant, Orthodox,
and Historic Black churches, agreed on these unified principles:
• An earned path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the United States without authorization.
• The priority of family reunification in any immigration reform.
• Protecting the integrity of our borders and protecting due process for immigrants and their families.
• Improving refugee protection laws and asylum laws.
• Reviewing international economic policies to address the root causes of unauthorized immigration

Read full statement 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 a 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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