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A message of consolation to our brothers and sisters in the African Methodist Episcopal Church:
It is with great consternation that we join in mourning with our brothers and sisters from the African Methodist Episcopal Church, in particular with the leaders and members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston S.C.
It is too early to know all of the details and motives of the heinous crime that took the life of nine precious souls, but our hearts are broken because of the senseless pain inflicted upon our brothers and sisters.
Once again, our country is challenged to dig deep into its soul. At this point, we don’t know if this crime is racially motivated. But still, violence and hate are obvious motives behind such a crime.
As executive director of Christian Churches Together in the USA and on behalf of our leadership, we express our most sincere condolences to our brothers and sisters of Emanuel A.M.E.
Be assured that millions of your brothers and sisters throughout our country cry and mourn with you.
May the consolation of God the Almighty be with the members and leaders of Emanuel A.M.E.Church
Rev. Carlos L. Malavé
Christian Churches Together
EVANGELICAL STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
Our national immigration laws have created a moral, economic and political crisis in America. Initiatives to remedy this crisis have led to polarization and name calling in which opponents have misrepresented each other’s positions as open borders and amnesty versus deportations of millions. This false choice has led to an unacceptable political stalemate at the federal level at a tragic human cost. We urge our nation’s leaders to work together with the American people to pass immigration reform that embodies these key principles and that will make our nation proud. As evangelical Christian leaders, we call for a bipartisan solution on immigration that:
- Respects the God-given dignity of every person
- Protects the unity of the immediate family
- Respects the rule of law
- Guarantees secure national borders
- Ensures fairness to taxpayers
- Establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who qualify and who wish to become permanent residents
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“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
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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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We seek to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.
We envision a future in which Christians put their faith into action in the passionate pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship, working in partnership with people of other perspectives, for the common good of communities, families and individuals. We articulate that vision, convene and mobilize constituencies, and build alliances for effective advocacy.
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