Steven Martin

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

Posts by Steven Martin

NCC Outraged by Killing of Stephon Clark

WASHINGTON: The National Council of Churches (NCC) expresses its outrage at the killing by police of an unarmed young black man, Stephon Clark, in Sacramento, California.  Reports indicate police officers fired twenty bullets into his body while he was in the backyard of his grandparents’ home. As his family funeralizes him today, we pray they
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NCC Reaffirms Its 2010 Resolution on Gun Violence

Ending Gun Violence: A Resolution and Call to Action by the National Council of Churches of Christ, U.S.A. “[L]ive in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11 Adopted by the Governing Board May 17, 2010 This Resolution and Call to Action is a collaboration of the member
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NCC Grateful for the Life and Ministry of Billy Graham

At its meeting at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC, on February 22-23, the Executive Committee of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) remembered the life, mourned the passing, and celebrated the ministry of the Rev. Billy Graham.  Recalling that countless millions had heard the Gospel message through the
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Statement on Parkland, Florida Mass Shooting

The National Council of Churches weeps for the loss of 17 lives in yesterday’s tragic mass killing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We hold the families and friends of the victims in our hearts and prayers, and we are grateful to the faith community in Parkland that is providing comfort to
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ACT Now! Unite to End Racism

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NCC Welcomes Wiens to Staff

The National Council is pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Tammy Wiens as the Director of Christian Education and Faith Formation.  Wiens will begin in this new position on February 1, 2018. Rev. Dr. Wiens comes to us after a year of ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA) national office as Associate for Christian Formation.
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NCC Condemns Obscene Remarks by President Trump

President Trump’s obscene remarks, reported yesterday — in which he described Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “s***thole countries” — were deeply disturbing. The National Council of Churches unequivocally condemns these statements. Further, President Trump’s stated preference for immigrants from nations such as Norway, combined with numerous other comments he has made over past
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Reflecting on the Story of Christmas and on Its Meaning

By Tony Kireopoulos National Council of Churches (2017) Let’s face it. Christmas brings some challenges for those who want to proclaim faith in the Son of God born of a virgin surrounded by singing angels and visited by three kings and warmed by soft breathing of barnyard animals and watched over by shepherds all under
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NCC Opposes U.S. Decision to Declare Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

In 1980, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA adopted a policy statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In that statement, the NCC said, “Unilateral actions by any one group in relation to Jerusalem will only perpetuate antagonisms that will threaten the peace of the city and possibly of the region.” In 2007,
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President Trump: Renounce the Anti-Muslim Retweets

As co-conveners of the National Muslim-Christian Initiative, a dialogue of the National Council of Churches and the US Council of Muslim Organizations, we call on President Trump to renounce the anti-Muslim propaganda he retweeted. For the last three decades, our dialogue has worked to foster greater understanding and less bigotry between Christians and Muslims.  We treasure
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