Government Relations


November 21, 2008

As members of the faith community, we are concerned about the well being of God’s Creation and God’s people. We are called to be good stewards of God’s good earth and work for justice for all of God’s people, particularly the most vulnerable among us.

We are concerned for the...

November 21, 2008

Dear President-elect Obama,

Congratulations on your recent election. We hope you and your staff will accept our prayers as you begin this important work at this critical point in the history of our nation. We write you as the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC), a...

November 1, 2008

Our faith traditions teach that every person is created by the one God and deserving of respect. This common religious heritage – which we trace to Abraham – finds expression in a common commitment to peace with justice for all God’s children.

For the past five years we have...

September 23, 2008

Members of the U.S. Senate Members of the U.S. House of Representatives The Capitol Washington, D.C.

Dear Members of Congress:

We are writing as people of faith to ask you to support legislation that requires the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to notify the International...

September 23, 2008

Members of the United States Congress Washington D.C. 20510

Dear Member of Congress,

As members of the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs, in devotion to our common religious traditions of justice and compassion, we urge you to champion the needs of our nation's...

August 11, 2008

The Honorable John McCainUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510

The Honorable Barack ObamaUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510

Dear Senators McCain and Obama:

We have read with great interest discussion of the possible opening of a U.S. “interest section” in...

August 11, 2008

The Honorable George W. BushThe White HouseWashington, DC

Dear Mr. President:

We have read with great interest discussion of the possible opening of a U.S. Interests Section in Tehran. Based on our own experience, we write to support such action as an important step toward...

August 5, 2008

Since the beginning of the 2003 war, millions of Iraqis have been displaced inside Iraq and throughout the region. The largest concentrations of refugees are in Jordan and Syria. These refugees were forced to flee targeted persecution...

July 30, 2008

The Honorable José E. SerranoU.S. House of Representatives2227 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20515-3216

Dear Mr. Serrano:

We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to express our sincere thanks and support for your efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS and hepatitis...

July 23, 2008

The Hon. Howard L. Berman, Chair House Foreign Affairs Committee 2170 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

The Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member House Foreign Affairs Committee B360 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Dear Chairman Berman and...