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Christian Unity & Interreligious Concerns (CCUIC)

Building Bridges of Faith in a Fear-Filled World

Hans Küng, a Catholic Swiss theologian has said, “There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions. There will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions. There will be no serious dialogue among the religions without investigation of the foundations of the religions.”
Promoting relationships and dialogue among Christian communities and among communities of different religions is at the heart of the work of CCUIC.

CCUIC is developing a "Bridges of Faith" Network with whom we will exchange information relevant to the work of the Commission. The goal is to build a network of contact persons in local United Methodist congregations in the CA-NV Conference that are committed to promoting ecumenical and interfaith relations.

Contact persons in local congregations are asked to promote (not plan and make happen) interfaith and ecumenical activities, events and education in the local church. CCUIC's commitment to the network is to inform members of opportunities for ecumenical and interfaith exchanges. We will also help promote events of which they inform us. The contact persons should not expect to receive email messages from us more than two times a month.

Commission Members:

Rev. Hubert Ivery, Chairperson
Gail Claus, Vice Chair                  
Damien Brooks
Rev. Alexis Easton
Lindsey Kerr
Rev. John Oda                                    
Margaret Schulze
Rev. Robert Schwartz
Janelia Thurman

For more information, visit and the Office of Christian Unity and Interreligioius Relationsips at



California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.