Churches Uniting In Christ

Reconciling the baptized, seeking unity with justice

Combating Racism

"Enough is Enough"

Erin Hawkins is the General Secretary of the United Methodist Church's General Commission on Race and Religion. In this reflection, she shares how we can counter and dismantle systematic racism.


Enough is Enough

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 1

Panel One (L-R) - Mr. Jonathan Pulphus, Rev. Brandon Smith, Rev. Staccato K. Powell, Rev. Hannah Bonner, Rev. Waltrina Middleton


Dr Staccato Powell - Moderator Panel 1

Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell - Moderator


Mr Jonathan Pulphus - Panel 1

Mr. Jonathan Pulphus


Rev Brandon Smith

Rev. Brandon Smith


Rev Staccato K Powell - Panel 1

Rev. Staccato K. Powell


Rev Hannah Bonner - Panel 1

Rev. Hannah Bonner


Rev. Waltrina Middleton

Letter of Appeal (2002)

thatallmaybeone-smAPPEAL TO THE CHURCHES
To Seek God’s Beloved Community

In January of 2002, during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, nine Christian communions will inaugurate a new relationship with each other called Churches Uniting in Christ. As the first step in this journey toward unity, we issue this appeal to every member of our churches, “that we all may be one” (John 17:22).

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Call to Combat Racism (COCU)

 McKinley100"Racism is a church-dividing, faith-denying and community-destroying reality that must be eradicated. It is an evil practice among individuals, churches and nations. Racism is a sin and without repentance it is unto death. CUIC provides a unique opportunity for the ecumenical community to embrace with enthusiasm and excitement a new future, devoid of the baggage of racism, where we exercise mutual respect and equal regard."

The Right Reverend McKinley Young
Former Vice President, COCU
CUIC Transition Committee
Presiding Bishop (2002)
10th District African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Churches Uniting in Christ is a covenant relationship among eleven Christian communions that have pledged to live more closely together in expressing their unity in Christ and combating racism together. 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 and the United Methodist Church. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a partner in mission and dialogue.