CCIH Statement on Racial Justice
June 2020 | CCIH released a statement on Racial Justice. CCIH joins the global community in insisting that we respect all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, and orientation. We are compelled as followers of Christ Jesus to love all and treat all people with dignity. We condemn every occurrence of racial and ethnic division. This is a global plague that destroys families and communities. We all harbor biases, conscious or unconscious, against others that we must work to overcome. See the Statement
CCIH members promote Christian global health advocacy and share the value of U.S. foreign assistance and why advocating and speaking out for those without a voice is important to them as Christians.
Why Christians Support Strong Global Health Programs
This two-page brief explains why US support of strong global health programs aligns with Christian values and is a wise investment to protect security and economies.
How Faith-based Organizations Can Help Reduce Abortions
This fact sheet discusses how family planning helps reduce abortions with compelling quotes from key prominent Christians working in public health on the effect of family planning in preventing unintended pregnancies to help protect the health of mothers and children.
Faith-Based Global Vaccine Access Letter to President Biden
CCIH joined over 80 faith-based organizations in sending a letter to the Biden administration urging them to ramp up global vaccine access. We wish to express our gratitude for the Administration’s commitment to donate 500 million vaccine doses through COVAX and to other “hot spots” around the world. However, we witness the great inequality in vaccine access between rich countries and low-and middle- income countries as well as within countries themselves. The United States is approaching the goal of a 70% vaccination rate and pharmaceutical companies are working on possible booster shots. Meanwhile, most countries have yet to secure, or are only now receiving, vaccine doses and are facing the possibility of vast majorities of their people not receiving a vaccine until 2022 or as late as 2024. With this letter we, and fellow organizations, implore the Biden administration to Continue to distribute the surplus doses the United States has purchased to COVAX-AMC (for distribution to lower-income countries) and to “hot spots” around the globe; and prioritize worldwide distribution of vaccines to those without access before considering booster shots for the already vaccinated.SEE THE LETTER
Christian Health Networks Call for Vaccine Equity
CCIH joined other Christian health organizations, service providers and networks to appeal for global equity and solidarity in access to COVID-19 vaccines. We are grateful for the remarkable swiftness of developing safe and effective vaccines that are expected to help bring the pandemic under control. In particular, we commend the public financing to the pharmaceutical industry for research and development that has helped to make this possible. We are concerned however with the emerging trend of rich countries hoarding excess doses to vaccinate their entire populations two or more times over, inflating vaccine prices for poor countries and the overall picture of low or no vaccinations in low-income countries. We are equally concerned that even in rich countries, racial/ethnic minorities and low-income persons are being marginalized in access to the vaccines. Providing vaccines for all must be part of a global plan to end the pandemic. A global response based on solidarity and equity must be everyone’s interest.See the Statement
Support for the Appointment of Samantha Power as USAID Administrator
CCIH joined other members of the Interfaith Working Group on Foreign Assistance, a network of faith-based organizations advocating for the world’s most vulnerable people, in signing on to a letter to the U.S. Senate leadership supporting the appointment of Ms. Samantha Power as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The faith community plays a very active role in providing humanitarian and development assistance to millions impacted by violence, poverty, and hunger. Through USAID, the United States leads the world in addressing these global concerns as the largest government provider of foreign assistance. the letter urges for strong leadership at USAID in order to leverage U.S. resources on global development initiatives and to increase the impact of FBO work for the world’s most vulnerable populations.See The Letter
CCIH Joins non-profit community in support of COVID-19 Relief
The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic facing the country is having a profound impact on the economy and has greatly expanded the need for charitable organizations to provide additional services in an unprecedented manner. At the same time, the economic downturn will undoubtedly result in a contraction in contributions and other sources of revenue which are the lifeblood of many charitable organizations. CCIH signed a letter to provide support to America’s charitable nonprofits so the people they serve can receive life-saving mission services at a time when our efforts are needed like never before by the most vulnerable in our communities.See The Letter