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Jim Winkler (right) at a 2003 rally with iconic liberal Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy (Photo credit: Vince Isner / UMNS)

A Sadly Appropriate Choice to Lead the National Council of Churches

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

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…


NCC Governing Board Confronts Funding Shortfall

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…


Former NCC Head Addresses Peace Symposium

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…


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

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….


National Council of Churches General Secretary Solidified Finances, Not Ecumenism

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 IRD Responds: Edgar’s Ecumenism Falls Flat

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….


Ecumenical Flagship Still Drifting, Taking on Water

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…