Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Orthodox, African-American and Protestant Christian Communions (Denominations) in the U.S.A. witnessing together to in the U.S.A. witnessing together to the reconciling power of the Gospel of Jesus.
CCT Statements on Contemporary
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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
“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.
Learn About CCT Participants
- Our Commitment to the BIBLE
- Our Commitment to the LOCAL CHURCH
- Our Commitment to MISSION
- Our Commitment to SERVICE to Our Local Churches
- Our Commitment to EVANGELISM
- Our IDENTITY Statement (June 1998 version)
“We Are American Baptists” is an expression of Christian Faith representative of American Baptists adopted by the covenanting partners of American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A., 6/19/98. “We Are American Baptists” can be found in the Standing Rules, under Addendum #1.
To learn more about American Baptist Churches, click HERE