Circle of Protection

Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy. - Proverbs 31:8-9

What We’re Working On

Unity Statement on Racism

The integral relationship between poverty and racism unifies us against both. They are both issues to which the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks—which also calls us to love our neighbors, without exceptions. Our unity on these issues is because they are theological issues for us, not merely political or partisan ones. These fundamentally biblical concerns challenge all of us and both of the major political parties.

Full statement: Unity Declaration on Race and Poverty

Issues Facing Us Now

Since 2011, church leaders from many families of U.S. Christianity have worked together to maintain a Circle of Protection around people struggling with hunger, poverty, and injustice. The Circle of Protection steering committee has drafted a letter to church leaders about the poverty-related issues that need to be addressed in the coming months, between now and this fall’s elections.

Full statement: Poverty-Related Issues Now