Subject: NCC NOW: Iran Sanctions, Social Distancing and Holy Week

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May you have a blessed Good Friday
In a joint letter to US president Donald Trump, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance, and National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA have urged the US to lift crippling sanctions against Iran that are greatly impeding response in that nation to COVID-19. Click here to read more.
Committee on the Uniform Series Annual Meeting: Once a year, representatives of the 26 denominational and publishing partners of the CUS meet face-to-face for work, worship, continuing education, and fellowship—but mostly work! Click here to read the report.
Social Distancing and the Real Easter: It is Holy Week for western Christians. Next week is Holy Week for eastern Christians. And while there are any number of scriptures to contemplate on the road toward Easter, from those that describe Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to those that tell of his death and resurrection, the one that sticks in my mind is not from the Easter narratives. Click here to read more from Dr. Tony Kireopoulos.
Podcast: Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer is the General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ and the chair of the governing board of the National Council of Churches, and as such, is well-positioned to give us a macro-view of the way things are unfolding. John also has a faith with boundless energy and hope, and it’s a little of what we all need during these difficult times. Click here to listen.
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