A Sadly Appropriate Choice to Lead the National Council of Churches

by (@JohnLomperis) November 10, 2013

In a very sad way, the likely choice of the National Council of Churches for its new CEO actually seems appropriate.

A Soggy Potpourri of Aged Leftism

by (@JeffreyHWalton) January 15, 2013

Interfaith officials gathered for a climate change “pray-in” and risked arrest before the White House as part of attempted civil disobedience this morning.  Warning “this may well be humanity’s last chance to choose between chaos and community,” the gathering began with a service at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and continued with a soggy three-block […]

NCC Governing Board Confronts Funding Shortfall

by (@JeffreyHWalton) May 27, 2010

  This is the first of three articles on the May 2010 NCC Governing Board Meeting. Coverage of NCC political statements can be viewed by clicking here.   Counting on an influx of new foundation support to preserve its programs, the National Council of Churches has adopted a budget for the coming year that places […]

Former NCC Head Addresses Peace Symposium

by (@TheIRD) May 13, 2008

The Rev. Bob Edgar, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches and CEO of the political advocacy group Common Cause, delivered three separate presentations on the subjects of peace, poverty and the environment during the annual “Keep Making Peace” seminar at Central United Methodist Church in Lansing, Michigan. The April 12 event was jointly sponsored […]

New National Council of Churches Officers Elected Amid Difficult Time for Organization

by (@TheIRD) November 9, 2007

Woodbridge, NJ—The National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America (NCCCUSA, hereafter NCC) has elected new individuals to fill its two top offices for the next quadrennium (2008–2011). The Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, the NCC’s next general secretary, and Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, the next president, and were elected and installed on […]

National Council of Churches General Secretary Solidified Finances, Not Ecumenism

by (@TheIRD) August 29, 2007

“Bob Edgar’s legacy is a financially sound council, but unfortunately not a strengthened ecumenism.” —Dr. James Tonkowich, IRD President _________________________ Washington, DC—The Rev. Bob Edgar ends his term this week as general secretary of the National Council of Churches and will depart to become head of the Washington-based advocacy group Common Cause. When Edgar began […]

The IRD Responds: Edgar’s Ecumenism Falls Flat

by (@TheIRD) February 28, 2007

The following commentary is a response to National Council of Churches General Secretary Bob Edgar’s article “Christian Unity is Never Easy, But is Always Necessary,” released by Religion News Service on February 28, 2007. (RNS) – During an April 2005 conference sponsored by the National Council of Churches (NCC) that denounced conservative Christian leaders, NCC […]

Ecumenical Flagship Still Drifting, Taking on Water

by (@TheIRD) February 15, 2002

The National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. met in Oakland, California November 13th to 16th, 2001 for its annual general assembly.  From before the beginning of the assembly, several serious questions challenged the delegates:  Has the financial crisis stabilized and fiscal health been restored?  How would the General Assembly react to the […]