Interfaith And Ecumenical Ministry
As a progressive church, St. Marks seeks to eliminate distrust, cultural and religious bias and the resulting conflict, violence and war, while building global understanding and cooperation locally and globally among faith groups and establishing common ground between races, cultures and faith traditions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and other religions. Supports the work of the following organizations:
California Church IMPACT/California Council of Churches
Advocates for legislation that promotes just and fair economic, environmental, social and health practices.
Rev. Libby Sholes, Director of Public Policy
One Great Hour of Sharing (UMC)
Yearly collection of money from all UMC’s to support justice ministries throughout the world.
Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento (ICGS)
Incorporated in 1920 as the Federation of Churches, serves the Sacramento area by recognizing that the entire faith community can work together to foster greater understanding and respect among people of different faiths and to address human needs in the community. Jon Fish, President. Contact: Miriam McCormack, (916) 451-5709.
National Council of Churches (NCC)
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC’s member faith groups — from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches–include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.
World Council of Churches (WCC)
A worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.
To learn more about our ecumenical ministry, contact Miriam McCormack, (916) 451-5709.