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Protests continue in Myanmar since Feb. 1 coup

Since the Feb. 1 military coup in Myanmar, peaceful protesters practicing non-violent civil disobedience have been met with bullets, tear gas and the fear of being dragged from their homes in the middle of the night.

National Council of Churches issues statement on the military coup in Myanmar

As the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. has been consistent in its history regarding the affirmation of peace with justice and reconciliation among peoples and countries, we denounce the military coup d’etat in Myanmar and stand with the people of Myanmar in their efforts to achieve peace, democracy, and freedom.

Stated Clerk discusses attack on the Capitol in online chat

In the wake of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol and the second impeachment of Donald Trump, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins and the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, sat down together for a powerful online chat Thursday about the fractured state of the country.

PC(USA) highlights the power of protest

As protests against racism continued in Oregon and other parts of the country, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of Public Witness held a webinar this week explaining the importance of challenging the status quo and making one’s voice heard through the ballot box.

National Council of Churches ‘deeply disturbed’ by acts of violence against unarmed African Americans

The National Council of Churches (NCC) is grieved and deeply disturbed by the acts of violence that have been perpetrated against two unarmed African American men reported this week, even as most of the nation has remained at home sheltering in place. These incidents have reinforced the urgent need for us to address racism and white supremacy. The evil that results from racial hatred is exactly this: Black bodies lying dead in the streets.

Now is a time to imagine a bold new future

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!”   These joyful words are a balm, especially during these difficult days when the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping over the country, and indeed the entire world, causing illness, death, and the disruption of lives and livelihoods. At the time of our meeting on Tuesday, 3,090,844 people worldwide have tested positive for the virus, and 213,273 have died.