Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM EST

Registration deadline is February 12, 2017


Newark First Presbyterian Church 
827 Broad St
Newark, NJ 07102

Driving Directions



Carlos Malavé 
Christian Churches Together

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Click here to download a PDF version of the program.

Hotels close to venue:

Less than 2 mins walk

Courtyard Newark Downtown

858 Broad St. Newark, NJ 07102


Aprox. $150

Hotel Indigo Newark Downtown

810 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102


Aprox. $120


A few blocks from venue:

Hilton Gateway Newark

1048 Raymond Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102


Aprox $170

Best Western Robert Treat Hotel

50 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 07102


Aprox $100

Participants must call the hotel to make their own reservations. 


CCT Forum on the Persecuted Church


Early in 2016 the heads and senior leaders of the communions/organizations in CCT met for their annual gathering. For them this is a time to discuss pressing issues and topics relevant to the mission and ministry of the Church. At this meeting one topic immediately surfaced; the plight of the persecuted church.

These leaders were primarily concerned with the need for a more coordinated effort from the US churches in supporting the plight of the persecuted church. Encouraged by this conversation, the leadership of CCT decided to hold this forum.

The forum is an opportunity to address many of the questions and concerns expressed by these church leaders.  As a national Christian leader, your presence is essential.

Primary goals of the Forum:

  • Pray together for the persecuted churches
  • Discuss Best Practices – what are the greatest needs of these churches?
  • Guidelines when an ecumenical response might be more helpful?
  • Is it possible to better coordinate the US church's responses?
  • Better understand our various theologies on this issue and build bridges of understanding
  • How to best address and raise awareness of the realities of anti-Christian violence and persecution, and mobilizing Christians in the US to act.

Where: First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 827 Broad St, NJ 07102

When: Thursday, March 2 (9 AM) to Friday March 3 (4 PM)

Who: National denominational staff and leaders serving in the area of global (world) ministries. Also, national denominational staff working on areas of social justice, ecumenism, and inter-faith. The event registration is only for residents of the U.S.A.


  • $50.00 PER PERSON (includes two lunches and one dinner, snacks)
  • Participants are responsible for arranging their accommodations and transportation

Coordinating Team

Virginia Farris (Catholic), Byron Amundsen (Evangelical),  Fr. Aren Jebejian (Orthodox), Carlos L Malavé, (CCT Exec Director) 

Registration deadline is February 12, 2017