Steven Martin

Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of Churches.

Posts by Steven Martin

Anti-Semitism On The Rise? (podcast)

Since January, a rash of surprising and disturbing anti-Semitic incidents have taken place across the country, with Jewish centers being threatened and cemeteries vandalized.  What’s behind this upsurge in anti-Semitism? Rabbi Jack Moline is the Director of the Interfaith Alliance, a national organization that stands on the front line fighting against hatred and bigotry.  Jack
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Ecumenical Declaration: Protecting Welcome, Restoring Hope

Ecumenical Declaration: Protecting Welcome, Restoring Hope We representatives of Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican communions in the United States, Church World Service and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States, gathered together this 10th day of February, 2017, seek to join our efforts to those of other religious communities striving for the
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Statement on recent anti-Semitic incidents

The National Council of Churches denounces recent anti-Semitic incidents and condemns rhetoric that has fueled such acts. We stand firmly with our Jewish brothers and sisters during this difficult time.  As a community of 38 Christian communions in the United States, the National Council of Churches continues to pray and work for a nation in
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A Pilgrimage to Peace

The world’s various divisions seem to be growing and getting worse.  Jesus once said, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” and as people become more divided, perhaps those who have been struggling the longest might have the most to teach us. Today we’ll talk again with Mae Cannon, director of Churches for Middle East Peace, who brings
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NCC Stands with Muslims of Quebec

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA expresses its shock and sadness at the killings that took place in the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec on the evening of January 29th. We offer condolences to the Muslim community in Quebec and take this moment to reaffirm our commitment to fight anti-Muslim sentiment.
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Targeting Refugees is a “Fool’s Errand”

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord… when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did
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The Way Forward: Health Care

As we wrap up our series on “the way forward,” we will talk about a subject that touches nearly everyone in the nation: health care.  How will Congress and the President deal with the long-threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and what are the ramifications for the poor across America? Our guest today is
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Job Announcement: Operations Manager and Executive Assistant

Job Announcement Operations Manager and Executive Assistant National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA The Operations Manager and Executive Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and organizational support to the General Secretary/President of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and overseeing all office management, computer networks and systems,
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The Way Forward: Poverty

A conversation with Leslie Copeland Tune As we continue to consider the way forward, how will President-Elect Trump and Congress deal with issues of poverty?  How will the churches continue to advocate for the poor across America? My guest for this important podcast is the Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune, Director of the Ecumenical Poverty
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The Way Forward: Religious Freedom

A conversation with Holly Hollman, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty The Constitution guarantees religious liberty in this country.  Over the past few years, the debate has intensified over what religious freedom actually means.  What does religious freedom mean today, what is the agenda behind the debate about it, and what does the future hold
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