Churches Uniting In Christ

Reconciling the baptized, seeking unity with justice

"They Met to Read the Bible" - A Hymn on the Emanuel AME Church Shooting, Racial Injustice, and Gun Violence

They Met to Read the Bible ST. CHRISTOPHER 7.6.8.6.8.6.8.6 ("Beneath the Cross of Jesus")   They met to read the Bible, they gathered for a prayer, They worshiped God and shared with friends and welcomed strangers there. They went to church to speak of love, to celebrate God’s...

Statements from CUIC Member Communions on the Shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

Presbyterian Church (USA) gives a statement on the shooting in Charleston, SC   Bishop Charles G. vonRosenberg of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina gives a statement on the shooting in Charleston   A brief statement from General Minister and President Sharon Watkins (CC/DOC) on...

A Statement on the Shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

  A Statement Concerning the Killing of the Pastor and 8 members of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina Churches Uniting in Christ June 18, 2015 We, the Coordinating Council of Churches Uniting in Christ, join our hearts and voices in grief, horror and solidarity as...

Photos of Panel One from Truth to Power: Eradicating Racism

Photos of Panel One from Truth to Power: Eradicating Racism

"Sharing Our Stories" - The Realities of Being Young and a Person of Color (Panel One)   Panel One (L-R) - Mr. Jonathan Pulphus, Rev. Brandon Smith, Rev. Staccato K. Powell, Rev. Hannah Bonner, Rev. Waltrina Middleton   Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell - Moderator   Mr....

  • "They Met to Read the Bible" - A Hymn on the Emanuel AME Church Shooting, Racial Injustice, and...

  • Statements from CUIC Member Communions on the Shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in...

  • A Statement on the Shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC

  • Photos of Panel One from Truth to Power: Eradicating Racism

    Photos of Panel One from Truth to Power: Eradicating Racism

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Churches Uniting in Christ is a covenant relationship among eleven Christian communions.

The member churches of CUIC include:

  • The African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  • The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • The Episcopal Church
  • The International Council of Community Churches
  • The Moravian Church (Northern Province)
  • The Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • The United Church of Christ
  • The United Methodist Church.
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a partner in mission and dialogue.

Unity in the Midst of Strife

In 2002, 11 Christian communions pledged to live more closely together in expressing their unity in Christ and combating racism through Churches Uniting in Christ. In the midst of war, terrorism, disasters, economic collapse, strident political polarization, and increasing wealth disparity, these church bodies are deepening their relationships and extending their common life. They look forward to a greater public witness of reconciling the baptized and seeking unity with justice.

Marks of Commitment

  • Receive each other as Christ's church
  • Mutually recognize baptisms & members
  • Affirm apostolic creeds
  • Celebrate Eucharist together
  • Engage in mission & anti-racism
  • Promote wholeness & inclusion
  • Structure accountability, consultation & decision-making
  • Support ongoing theological dialogue

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