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Nat’l Christian Group To Screen Faith and Immigration Documentary

Denominational executives and Christian leaders at the annual 2013 meeting of Christian Churches Together (CCT) will view an ecumenical documentary on faith and immigration produced by EthicsDaily.com.
Founded in 2006, CCT has a broader membership than either the National Council of Churches of Christ or the National Association of Evangelicals. It includes evangelical, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic and historic Protestant bodies and organizations as well as African-American and other racial groups.

Gospel Without Borders” will be screened at CCT’s meeting scheduled for Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2013, in Austin, Texas.

The documentary was funded primarily by the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas and features prominently a Catholic bishop, a bivocational Baptist pastor and a Methodist church in Iowa.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops mailed a copy of the DVD in September 2011 to every Catholic bishop encouraging them to order it for distribution in their dioceses.

More than 7,000 DVDs have been distributed to Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian churches.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina sponsored a series of screenings in churches in the fall of 2011 and cosponsored a screening for people of faith at St. Peter’s Catholic Church during the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network screened “Gospel Without Borders” at its 2012 national conference.

The day after CCT’s evening screening, Robert Parham, executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics, and Stephen Copley, Methodist minister and director of Justice for Our Neighbors in Arkansas, will lead a workshop on how the documentary can be used in churches.