Steven Martin

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

Posts by Steven Martin

NCC Laments Decision Upholding “Muslim Ban”

The National Council of Churches laments the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Trump’s “Muslim travel ban.” The NCC has opposed the ban from the beginning and has joined in amicus briefs in opposition to it. The Muslim ban is blatantly racist and by virtue of its focus on Muslims, it is contrary to principles of
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NCC Opposes Withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) opposes US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council. Over the past year, the United States has made additional unfortunate decisions to withdraw from UNESCO and the Paris Climate Accords. Further, the US has pulled out of NAFTA and the TPP. US disengagement
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End Cruel Separation of Families

The National Council of Churches joins its voice with those of countless others in opposition to the cruel separation of families being carried out by the United States of those seeking refuge along the border with Mexico. We reject the allegations that the children and adults seeking refuge from economic privation, violence, and political turmoil
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NCC Grateful for Outcome of Singapore Summit

The National Council of Churches expresses thanks for the positive outcome of the meeting in Singapore between President Donald Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim Jong-un of North Korea. This initial conversation bodes well for further progress toward peace. We pledge our continued support and encouragement, and we look forward to the upcoming
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NCC Laments Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

The National Council of Churches laments the move of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  We have previously warned that such an unwise and prejudicial action would make a peace settlement even more difficult to achieve and would indeed lead to violence.  The deadly violence that followed the opening of the embassy
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NCC Gives Thanks for the Life and Witness of Dr. James Cone

The National Council of Churches celebrates the life of Dr. James Cone and mourns his passing. Dr. Cone was a giant in the NCC community and is widely known as the founder of black liberation theology. His writings, teachings, and lectures educated generations of church leaders. The NCC board chair, Bishop W. Darin Moore of
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Statement on Peace on the Korean Peninsula

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA joins with the National Council of Churches of Korea and the World Council of Churches in giving thanks for the wonderful reports emanating from the meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas indicating the armistice that ended the war in 1953 may finally be
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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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