2017 Christian Unity Gathering of the National Council of Churches coming up

‘Resilience, Resistance and Persistence’ scheduled for November 8-9 in Washington, D.C.

News Release | National Council of Churches

WASHINGTON – The National Council of Churches (NCC) will hold its 2017 Christian Unity Gathering on November 8-9 at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “Resilience, Resistance and Persistence.” Click for more information and to register.

In many ways, the world has changed since last year’s gathering. In other ways, the same challenges face us as before. Still, today just as yesterday, the central question is: What does it mean to live as a follower of Jesus today?

Through powerful speakers, seminars and presentations, we will find inspiration as people who are called to bind up wounds, fight injustice and protect the poor and vulnerable.

Resilience: How do we grow, adapt and thrive when we get discouraged?

Resistance: What does it mean to “stand in the way”?

Pesistence: Where do we go to find the strength to remain engaged?

The NCC’s 2017 Christian Unity Gathering will examine all these questions. Everyone is invited to come and be inspired and equipped for the long journey ahead!

2017 Christian Unity Gathering Speakers

Bishop W. Darin Moore is the Presiding Prelate of the Mid-Atlantic District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Bishop Moore also currently serves as the NCC Governing Board Vice-Chair. An electric preacher, Bishop Moore will bring the message during our opening service on Wednesday evening, November 8, at 7:30 p.m.



Vanita Gupta serves as the President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition. She is an experienced leader and litigator who has devoted her entire career to civil rights work. She will speak during the NCC Awards Gala on Thursday, November 9, at 6 p.m.



The NCC is also hosting a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, perhaps the hottest ticket in Washington! This museum tour will be a profound experience for everyone. It will provide the foundation for powerful new programs of the NCC that will be also announced at CUG. This is the best way to see this new, important museum.




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