Imagining Another World is Possible

Event Date: 
Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Imagine a world without poverty. Imagine a world without hunger. Imagine a world without violence. Imagine a world without discrimination and oppression. Giving to Neighbors in Need on October 20th can help make such a world possible.

The Neighbors in Need offering supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States including the Council for American Indian Ministries, justice and advocacy effort and direct service projects funded by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries. Two-thirds of the offering is used to fund a wide array of local and national justice initiatives, advocacy efforts and direct service projects.

Through UCCTakeAction.org, our national Justice and Witness Ministries office offers resources, news updates and action alerts on a broad spectrum of justice issues. Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network, Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, health care, hate crimes, civil liberties, and environmental justice.

Neighbors in Need also supports our American Indian neighbors in the UCC. One-third of the offering supports the UCC’s Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM). Historically, forebears of the UCC established churches and worked with Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arickara and Hocak in North and South Dakota, Wisconsin and northern Nebraska. Today there are 20 UCC congregations on reservations and one urban, multi-tribal UCC congregation in Minneapolis. These churches and their pastors are supported by CAIM. CAIM is also an invaluable resource for more than 1,000 individuals from dozens of other tribes and nations who are members of other UCC congregations in the U.S.

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 9:59 am in Upcoming Events.

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