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In this presentation, “The Work of Unity and Justice,” Rev. Mark Pettis will share how the ecumenical and interfaith ministries of the UCC balance the efforts we undertake in the pursuit Christian Unity, while also staying true to our prophetic call as a denomination to witness for and work for “A Just World for All.”

The Reverend Mark Pettis serves as the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Minister for the United Church of Christ. In this role he is responsible for guiding and coordinating the ecumenical and interfaith relations of the national setting of the denomination. Among other ecumenical and interfaith commitments, he serves on the Executive Council for Religions for Peace USA, on the Coordinating Committee for Churches United in Christ (CUIC), as a co-convener for the National Council of Churches-National Council of Synagogues Jewish-Christian Dialogue, as a member of the National Council of Churches Interreligious Convening Table, and on the Advisory Board for the Shoulder-to-Shoulder Campaign. He also serves a s member of the Joint Working Group between the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church. Prior to serving in the National Setting of the United Church of Christ, Rev. Pettis served as the Senior Minister of the Manhattan Beach Community Church (United Church of Christ).

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