This page features text of key speeches from the January 2002 inauguration of Churches Uniting in Christ. These speeches may be used by journalists and those affiliated with CUIC member, partner and observer communions and congregations. For questions about the use of all or parts of the speeches, please contact  






The Reverend Dr. Michael Kinnamon
General Secretary,  The former Consultation on Church Union


“We Have Come This Far By Faith”
Reflections on Where We Have Been and 
Where we are Headed as Churches Uniting in Chris
Speech delivered Friday, January 18 during the 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Plenary Session of Consultation on Church Union.

Text of speech
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Kinnamon bio



The Reverend Kathryn Bannister
Churches Uniting In Christ

"There is Still Room"
Sermon delivered at the January 19, 2002 concluding service of the Consultation on Church Union, St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Memphis, Tennessee

Text of Speech
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January 21, 2002
Heads of communion  stand together on balcony of Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Comments on the CUIC Inauguration
by Heads of Communion

Steps of the Lorraine Motel
National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, Tennessee
January 21, 2002





Ambassador Andrew Young
Immediate Past President, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (NCC)
Chairman, Goodworks International, Atlanta, GA

Transcript of Ambassador Andrew Young’s Video Statement for Churches Uniting In Christ Inaugural Event 
National Civil Rights Museum, January 21, 2002

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Young bio



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