Building Bridges

The Building Bridges initiative invites all people across the wider church to build relationships between Christians and Muslims in local communities around the country.

There are four simple actions individuals and congregations can do to get involved: Get educated about Islam, meet with your Muslim neighbors, offer a visible sign of solidarity, and become an advocate.
 
The Building Bridges webpage offers resources and ideas to help you get started.
 
Learn more:
Building Bridges via Our Still Speaking Voice [Link]
UCC Building Bridges News via ucc.org [Link]

"For people of faith, the public arena we know as "politics"  represents much more than the partisan politicking we see on the news.  It is a means by which we live out the commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves. Scripture reminds us over and over that building right relationship in human community and with God's creation is an act inseparable from ourrelationship with God. "
 
- Rev. Traci Blackmon

Read Rev. Blackmon's letter of invitation to Lift Every Voice! [PDF]

Lead your Congregation! Become an Our Faith Our Vote Captain!

As a captain you will assist your congregation in activities related to at least one of three areas:

  • Voter Registration - Organize a church voter registration team.  Make sure your congregation is 100% registered.  Register your church-based or community service clients.  Provide your college-bound students with information on absentee voting or voting in their campus community.
     
  • Voter Education - Hold issue forums in which church members can talk openly and respectfully about key issues in this election season on the local, state, federal and international levels. Create spaces to encourage people to connect their faith with their hopes for the 2016 election and beyond.
     
  • Voter Empowerment and Mobilization - Organize nonpartisan get-out-the-vote activities for your congregation and community. Empower members of your community with the information they need to exercise their right to vote.

Sign up as a UCC OFOV captain now! [Link]