2017 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

 

CCT Call Christians to Pray for US Congress
Read statement HERE

 


 

His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aprhem II & Cardinal Joseph Tobin

CCT Forum on the Persecuted Church

Christian Churches Together Reflects and Pray for the Persecuted Church

How can churches in the USA more effectively respond to the needs of persecuted churches throughout the world?

How our different theologies inform our responses to the plight of persecuted Christians?

How can the US churches better address and raise awareness of the realities of anti-Christian violence and persecution?

These were some of the questions addressed by Christian leaders gathered in Newark, NJ, on March 2-3. Christian Churches Together sponsored this forum in which, more than 35 leaders representing all the major traditions in the USA, discussed their communion’s work with persecuted churches. Among the speakers were: His Holiness Mor Ignatius Aprhem II, Cardinal Joseph Tobin and Pr. Joseph Cumming, Bishop Gregory Mansour, Deacon Greg Kandra and Mr. Thames Knox (Department of State Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South/Central Asia).

Read the full report of the forum: HERE


 

“We affirm our unanimous conviction that, our service to the poor and our work for justice is “at the center of Christian life and witness.” And we commit to renew our prayers, and to understand and live in faithfulness to our Lord’s teaching that when we serve “the least of these”, we truly minister to our Lord Himself.” CCT Call to Prayer

 


The communions and organizations in Christian Churches Together are committed:

triune god– 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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We are a movement for Christian Unity

We honor our heritage as a movement for Christian unity by cooperating and partnering with other faith communities to work for bringing about wholeness – healing and justice – in the world. This is what it means to be “ecumenical.” One example is our cooperative work with the United Church of Christ in Global Ministries for the past 25 years and our newer effort to share staff in the area of family ministries.

We also honor the heritage of Christian unity by staying together in covenant as a witness to the world that even when we disagree we can still make room, welcoming all to the table as Christ has welcomed us. Our spiritual ancestors were fond of saying, “unity, not uniformity.”

Four priorities:

  • Becoming a Pro-reconciling/Anti-racist church
  • Formation of 1,000 new congregations by 2020
  • Transformation of 1,000 current congregations by 2020
  • Leadership development necessary to realize these new and renewed congregations

To learn more about Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), click HERE