Christian Action Commission
The Christian Action Commission is an appointed standing commission of the Evangelical Covenant Church, whose purpose is to contemplate pertinent social issues and then encourage corporate and individual involvement throughout the denomination. Commission members help educate, develop awareness, and prompt action regarding certain ethical, political, and social issues primarily through preparing statements.
Normally these statements take the form of resolutions, which are reviewed by the Covenant Executive Board and voted on at the Annual Meeting. Resolutions that are accepted join the long tradition of social issues that the church has decided are vital to speak about in light of our faith formation and discipleship. Accepted resolutions are not binding, but serve to bring important social concerns to the attention of the whole church body, stimulate discussion, and help explain the will of a particular gathering of Annual Meeting delegates.
Churches are invited to send resolution drafts to the commission if they would like a particular ethical topic to be reviewed for submission to the Annual Meeting. Please send any resolution proposals before December 15 to:
Attn: Christian Action Commission
8303 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL. 60631
2018 Resolution Proposal:
The Christian Action Commission has taken up the topic The Marginalization of Indigenous People for draft submission at the 2018 Annual Meeting.
The history of the indigenous people of North America is a history that is not often taught. As a people who seek to be a part of Christ’s healing work and the blessing of the nations, we are called to speak truth and lament the complicity of the Church in the marginalization of indigenous people.
Churches and individuals may submit feedback related to Resolution topics here. Thank you for keeping your comments respectful and constructive.