NCC expresses thanks for statement by prominent Mideast and other religious leaders condemning violence against religious minorities in the region
Washington, July 25, 2014 – Officers and staff of the National Council of Churches USA expressed thanks today for a statement by prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders from the Middle East and outside the region that condemned the use of religious justification for violence, especially violence aimed against religious minorities.
These leaders expressed horror at the mistreatment of minority Christians in Iraq, the desecration of Christian holy sites there, and the forced removal of Christians from ancestral homelands.
NCC celebrates release of Christian woman once condemned to die in Sudan because of her faith
Washington, July 25, 2014 – The National Council of Churches expressed “gratitude to God” Friday following the release of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman condemned to die earlier this year because she would not renounce her faith.
Ms. Ibrahim, whose death sentence was commuted in late June when the Sudan government came under intense pressure from the international community and religious groups including the NCC, had been released from prison but detained in Sudan.
Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) papers posted online by National Council of Churches
Washington, July 25, 2014 – Selected papers by students who immersed themselves in the Tenth Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, South Korea, have been posted on line by the National Council of Churches.
The papers can be accessed here.
Some 170 students from around the world participated in the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI), a WCC program to educate future Christian leaders in ecumenism.
Mission Statement of the NCC
The NCC is a community of communions called by Christ to visible unity and sent forth in the Spirit to promote God’s justice, peace, and the healing of the world.
July 25, 2014 17:27
NCC expresses thanks for statement by prominent Mideast and other religious leaders condemning violence against religious minorities in the region.
July 25, 2014 17:26
NCC celebrates release of Christian woman once condemned to die in Sudan because of her faith.
July 24, 2014 13:56
National Council of Churches joins religious and human rights groups to call on Congress to protect fleeing children at the U.S. border. A wide coalition of Protestant, Catholic, Evangelical, Jewish, and human rights and development groups called on Congress yesterday to address the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of children from Central America who have been apprehended and detained at the U.S. border.