The National Council of Churches USA is outraged by the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer who mercilessly pinned him down with his knee on his neck until Floyd died. Floyd, who is Black, could be heard repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe,” to the officer, who is white. Onlookers also begged the four officers on the scene to let Floyd up from the ground, video footage showed. Floyd was handcuffed at the time.
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It’s finally a warm spring day. The bluest of skies is cloudless, flowers are bursting forth in every possible color, and a gentle breeze is causing the leaves of the trees to wave gingerly to the world around them. After so many gray days of cold and rain, it almost seems as if there is no coronavirus lurking in the air. Instead, it carries the promise of new life.
The National Council of Churches USA is urging churches to exercise extreme caution when deciding whether or not to open its doors for services Memorial Day weekend and in the near future. Churches have been reported to be a source of outbreaks of the coronavirus and opening prematurely could have deadly consequences.
The National Council of Churches USA (NCC) will hold a public online memorial service on Sunday, May 24, 2020 to mourn the more than 300,000 people worldwide who have lost their lives to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 90,000 of whom were in the United States. The NCC is comprised of 38 member communions ranging from mainline Protestant to historic African American and Orthodox churches.
Three major ecumenical groups in the United States are coming together to invite their member communions and organizations to join in unity this May for training and support. As followers of Christ prepare for Pentecost, Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), Christian Churches Together (CCT), and the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the […]
In its first meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governing Board of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) met Tuesday, April 28, to discuss critical issues facing the nation and indeed, the entire world. It is the first time the Council’s board has met by videoconference, and issues surrounding the global pandemic dominated the agenda. The Board heard how churches, civil and human rights organizations, and institutions that work on behalf of the incarcerated are all adapting to protect the most vulnerable.
The Governing Board of the National Council of Churches, meeting during the Easter season 2020, sends greetings to all with the eternal message, “Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!”
Spirit of the Living God, speak to us in the language we know best. By your Word breathe fresh hope into our hurting world. With boldness and desperation, we plead for justice for those whose lives are most at risk because of the color of their skin. God, in your mercy, hear our prayers. The […]
As the Easter season draws to a close, countries around the world implement diverse reopening strategies after COVID-19 shut-downs. Even in these uncertain times, we rely on the stability of our faith and find sustenance in joining together for prayer, spiritual reflection, and a reading of God’s word. Once a Slave, Now a Brother (Philemon […]
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About the National Council of Churches
Since 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has served as a leading voice of witness to the living Christ. The National Council of Churches is a diverse covenant community of 38 member communions and over 35 million individuals –100,000 congregations from Protestant, Anglican, historic African-American, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Living Peace traditions – in a common commitment to advocate and represent God’s love and promise of unity in our public square. NCC works with secular and interfaith partners to advance a shared agenda of peace, progress, and positive change.
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