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January 21, 2018

GLOBAL MINISTRIES RESPONDS TO TRUMP’S RACIST COMMENTS ABOUT IMMIGRANTS

Many were shocked with the racist remarks attributed to President Trump and the way in which he referred to countries in Africa, as well as El Salvador and Haiti. His comment, along with previous public statements, pierced our hearts and the hearts of our partners as many of our church partners are located in the countries and regions he disparages. Global Ministries, a common witness in mission of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ, is unable to be silent in the face of the words and attitudes that dehumanize and insult our sisters and brothers. The president’s actions go against our core values that we cherish: community, mutuality, justice, peace, and presence. We are blessed to receive the witness of our partner churches in Africa, El Salvador, Haiti, and in many other places that the president would no doubt place in the same category.


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