What is the Common Witness Coalition?

The Common Witness Coalition is comprised of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, the Reconciling Ministries Network, and Affirmation.  This Coalition has been officially working together since 1996, then known as “AMAR.”  Renamed the Common Witness Coalition while working together at the 2004 General Conference, this coalition has continued to grow over the past several years.   The Coalition is part of a long-term strategic plan to equip, encourage and empower Reconciling volunteers across annual conferences as they build relationships across ideological and theological divides.  The themes for each General Conference have been known as Called to Witness, All Means All, Believe Out Loud, Believe Out Loud Together, and now Love Your Neighbor.   The programs are predicated on the understanding that people don’t change their minds until they know people’s stories.  By reaching out and building relationships we will create change one person at a time!

The Love Your Neighbor campaign for General Conference 2012 was kicked off at Sing A New Song with our For Love of God & Neighbor Common Witness Coalition Statement. It is a threshold document that gives our coalition a starting place of core principles and commitments to guide our work together.

We invite you to read the statement and sign on!

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