Subject: NCC Newsletter – April 5, 2024

NCC Newsletter

April 5, 2024

Remembering the Legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Call for Applications: NCC Freedom Summer Fellowship

Save the Date: Spring Governing Board
May 2024 Meeting

Creating a Culture of Repair
and the 2024 Election

The reparatory justice movement is gaining momentum in communities across the country. During this election year, it is vital that impassioned activists inject the need to create a culture repair into the ongoing political debates defining elections at the local, state, and federal levels.

To help us with practical ways we can do this, we will be joined by Rev. Robert Turner, author of the new book Creating a Culture of Repair: Taking Action on the Road to Reparations. In his book, Rev. Turner provides an accessible guide for individuals and groups wanting to influence significant institutional action while also acting on their own to repair the effects of racial injustice in our communities, churches, and spheres of influence. Following our conversation with Rev. Turner, we will provide essential points to emphasize at candidate town halls, rallies, community forums, and other campaign events in your community.

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Pray with NCC: Download Prayer and
Devotional Resources

Ecumenical Advocacy Days Gathering in May to Focus on Human Rights

Amid multiple wars, threats to voting rights, and ongoing discrimination based on race and ethnicity worldwide, Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) will focus on promoting and protecting human rights both domestically and around the world. EAD will be returning to an in-person gathering in Washington, DC, May 17–19.

The theme for this year’s gathering is “Faith in Action: Advancing Human Rights and Peace for All.” Sessions will include plenaries, worship, workshops, and times for state networking and organizing.

Registration is now open for the gathering. More details are available here.

Celebrate CMEP's 40th Anniversary
Advocacy Summit

Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) is celebrating Four Decades of Pursuing Peace at their annual Advocacy Summit, April 9–11, 2024. There will be an anniversary dinner on April 9; education and advocacy events will occur on April 10 and April 11. There will be a chance to advocate directly with your Congressional offices.

Learn more and register here.

Save the Date for Upcoming North American Annual Conference Events

We Dwell in Common: Ecumenical Resources for Interfaith Engagement

Wed, May 1, 2024 (1:00-2:30 pm Eastern)

Please join Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, the Interfaith Center of New York, and an international panel of distinguished experts, for a webinar exploring the repertoire of ecumenical perspectives and methods that are crucial resources for interfaith engagement today—particularly important as ecumenical training is increasingly marginal in most programs of theological education and interreligious dialogue.

Following a presentation by Dr. Linda Hogan, Professor of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin and Former Head of the Irish School of Ecumenics, we will hear responses from and conversation among leading figures in US interfaith engagement and interreligious studies. This program will be held online via Zoom: full details and registration here.

North American Academy of Ecumenists 2024 Annual Conference

Friday, Sep 27, 2024, 6:00 a.m. to Sunday, Sep 29, 2024, 12:00 p.m.

Toronto, Canada

The North American Academy of Ecumenists (NAAE) will hold its next Annual Conference on September 27-29, 2024, at the Toronto School of Theology, in Toronto, Canada. Our theme for 2024 centers on the history of displacement, violence, abuse, and genocide of Indigenous Peoples in which the Christian churches are implicated – especially through the Canadian Residential School system but also in the USA, Mexico, and elsewhere in Greater North America. More broadly, we recognize that church communities regularly sustain traumatic and alienating memories, including accounts of betrayal, oppression, violence, and scapegoating, which are narrated differently and often incompatibly in the ecclesial communities that have been shaped and divided by these experiences. Thus, retrieving, revisiting, and countenancing these memories together are critical tasks for ecumenical engagement and intercommunal reconciliation.

We invite proposals that consider: (1) any ecumenically pertinent dimension of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission; (2) analogous questions of justice and reconciliation in other North American ecclesial communities; or (3) other resonant ecumenical questions around truth, reconciliation, and conflictual memory.

Please review the full Call for Papers on the NAAE website, then send an abstract of roughly 300 words, along with a CV, to the NAAE programs committee at no later than June 1, 2024.

Attend Yale's Upcoming Inaugural Public Theology and Public Policy Conference

Register for Chloe's Circle Preaching Intensive Program

Employment Opportunities

BJC Position Opening

Pax Christi USA is currently seeking to their team. Click the link below for more information:

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BJC Position Openings

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty (BJC) is searching for successful candidates to join their team. Click on the links below for more information:

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ELCA Position Openings

Access the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) list of United States and global service opportunities here.

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Interfaith Alliance Position Openings

Interfaith Alliance is seeking to expand its team with passionate and talented candidates! Click on the links below for more information:

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