Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA

he Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America stands with all people of good will in condemning the hateful violence and lamenting the loss of life that resulted from...

NCC Member Communions and Affiliated Organizations Statements on South Carolina Shooting

    To read these statements concerning the tragic mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charelston, South Carolina, Click Here  

SF Faith Leaders Respond to Racist Acts of Violence and Destruction at the Emanuel AME Church

      July 2, 2015     Still grieving the massacre of nine African American congregants by a white supremacist at the historic Emanuel AME Church in...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Condemns Shooting at Historic Charleston, S.C. Church

    Statement by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America condemning the tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina To...

Encyclical of His Eminence Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey on 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March in Selma, Alabama (Greek)

    ΙΕΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙΣ ΝΕΑΣ ΙΕΡΣΕΗΣ Ἡ 50ῆ Ἐπέτειος τῆς πορείας ὑπέρ τῶν ἀνθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων στήν πόλη Selma τῆς Alabama.   Πρός τόν εὐλαβέστατον Ἱερόν Κλῆρον, ...

The Phenomenon of Ethnophyletism in Recent Years

                    In the ancient Church, each city had its own bishop, who was the president of the...

In the World, Yet Not of the World: Social and Global Initiatives of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

      By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew This book represents a selection of major addresses and significant messages as well as public statements by His All Holiness...

The Nature and Mission of the Church

      I. Introduction 1.  We, the participants in the Inter-Orthodox Consultation of March 2011, are grateful for the opportunity to enter into a serious and...

NCC Statement Entitled “A Social Creed for the 21st Century,” 2007

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Statement entitled “A Social Creed for the 21st Century” was approved by the NCC General Assembly November 7, 2007.

NCC Resolution to Reaffirm Commitment to Voting Rights Act, 2005

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Resolution to Reaffirm Commitment to Voting Rights Act was approved by the NCC General Assembly November 9, 2005.

Religious Tolerance: Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Unfavourable Discrimination

      Your Royal Highnesses, Your Excellencies, Dear Distinguished Delegates, It is with great joy indeed that we participate in this Conference, albeit we do not...

Declaration of the Convocation of the International Inter-religious Conference--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Budhism

      The convocation of the international Interreligious Conference by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomeos I, and Mayor Panayotis Tzannikos of the Olympic...

The Brussels Declaration: "The Peace of God in the World"

Declaration towards peaceful coexistence and collaboration among the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

UN Durban World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

      From an Orthodox Christian perspective, the virtues of diversity and tolerance provide the fundamentals for a Christian life, much in the same manner as do sunlight...

NCC Resolution on Continued Support for Affirmative Action, 1997

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Resolution on Continued Support for the Affirmative Action was approved by the NCC General Assembly November 14, 1997.

Common Declaration Signed in the Vatican by Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

      On the evening of Thursday, 29 June, Pope John Paul II and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I signed a Common Declaration in the Vatican at their last meeting before...