Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Orthodox, African-American
and Protestant Churches witnessing together to the reconciling power of the Gospel of Jesus.
Are the presidential candidates concerned
about ending hunger?
Over 100 Christian leaders have asked each presidential candidate, “What would you do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world?” These videos, produced by the campaigns, are their response. The Circle of Protection presents them without comment or endorsement. Additional candidate videos will be added as they are received.
Watch the candidates videos HERE
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
Visit, sign and support the Principles: 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.
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The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ, in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 17 nations. The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.
The mission of the church, as stated in the Book of Common Prayer’s catechism (p. 855), is “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.”
The 2012 General Convention established the Anglican Communion Five Marks of Mission as a mission priority framework for the 2013-2015 triennium:
· To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
· To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
· To respond to human need by loving service
· To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
· To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
To learn more about the Episcopal Church, click HERE