This Spanish-speaking island in the Caribbean is officially a Commonwealth of the United States. The Disciples of Christ, born out of the missionary endeavor of the Disciples in the United States, is a strong national denomination. The United Evangelical Church is a Conference of the United Church of Christ.
While affirming their Hispanic culture, Puerto Ricans have struggled with the definition of their political status since 1898 when the United States landed on the island. The presence of the US Navy in the island town of Vieques has become a uniting force for Puerto Ricans who were divided along political lines but religious lines as well. The call for "not one more" referring to bombs being fired by the US Navy's military exercises, has become a plea for peace among Christians in Puerto Rico.
Pray for: The ministry of peace and reconciliation of the Ecumenical Coalition for Vieques.
The ministry of "Builders of Hope," Disciples of Christ in Puerto Rico for at risk children.
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June 22, 2009
Church in Puerto Rico supports Haiti Hurricane Relief
November 12, 2008
Gerald Granado is reelected as the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC) General Secretary
October 3, 2007
Free Latin American Church News in English
March 28, 2007