The Religious Left’s One-Sided Shutdown Anger

by (@HashtagGriswold) October 8, 2013

If ever there was a fight in Washington that could fairly be described as a purely political, it would have to be the recent failure of Congress to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democrat-controlled Senate each passed their own versions of the bill, refusing to compromise even as the government shut down. At the heart of the debate was a provision to defund Obamacare that was present in the House bill, but absent from the Senate bill.

ELCA partnership with United Methodism: “Full Communion” or Denominational Suicide Pact?

by (@JohnLomperis) May 3, 2013

By John Lomperis (@JohnLomperis) United Methodists and liberal Lutherans should unite against orthodox Christians! That was the message conveyed by Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), to members of the Connectional Table of the United Methodist Church, who met earlier this week. Bishop Hanson’s opportunity to briefly address the […]

End of the Mainline

by (@TheIRD) March 1, 2013

By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) The once prestigious and now nearly bankrupt National Council of Churches is quitting its famous New York headquarters built with largesse from John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and whose cornerstone was laid by President Dwight Eisenhower. Down to a handful of staffers, the NCC will consolidate into the United Methodist Building on […]

National Council of Churches Bidding “God Box” Farewell

by (@JeffreyHWalton) February 13, 2013

The National Council of Churches confirmed today that the ecumenical council will shut down its historic office on New York’s Riverside Drive, transitioning to a single office in Washington, D.C. A decision to consolidate into a single office has been expected since a report last year by an NCC Governing Board Task Force on Revisioning […]

National Council of Churches Prepares for “Ecumenical Winter”

by (@bjgingerich) November 14, 2012

The National Council of Churches Governing Board met at the Washington, DC United Methodist Building to discuss restructuring, finances, and future prospects. The venerable ecumenical body has fallen upon economic hard times as of late; financial strains leave the NCC’s future unsure. An ashen-faced president Kathryn Lohre confessed, “Are we in an ecumenical winter or ecumenical […]

The NCC’s Death by 1,000 Cuts

by (@TheIRD) September 21, 2012

  By Jeff Walton One year after officials with the National Council of Churches (NCC) described “a perfect storm” hitting the ecumenical body, the NCC board has drastically cut staff, budget and the scope of the council’s work. Salvaging the once-prestigious NCC was described as an effort to return the council to “the leading edge […]

The Death of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom?

by (@Cuchulain09) December 1, 2011

In all probability, if Congress does not act quickly, USCIRF will have to shut down. (Photo credit: Flickr) In 1998, after much hard work and many political hurdles, advocacy on behalf of persecuted religious believers became for the first time part of official U.S. foreign policy. The International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA), a means to […]

Anti-American Pacifism Rules Religious Left

by (@markdtooley) June 2, 2011

The following article appeared on the FrontPage Magazine website and was reposted with permission. The once prestigious National Council of Churches (NCC), when still mainstream liberal prior to the 1960s, once advocated foreign policy realism, guided by churchmen and statesmen like John Foster Dulles. Today, it touts far-left, simplistic, anti-American pacifism, unable even to endorse the elimination of […]

National Council of Churches Signals Renewed Immigration Push Ecumenical Group Adopts Resolution Attacking Arizona Immigration Law

by (@JeffreyHWalton) October 12, 2010

Responding to what it terms “the increase of terror and fear in our communities due to anti-immigration legislation and increased deportations,” the National Council of Churches (NCC) has adopted a resolution advocating loosened immigration policies and criticizing a controversial Arizona law. Meeting September 20-21 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the council’s governing board embraced the resolution […]

The Religious Left and the Ground Zero Mosque

by (@markdtooley) August 27, 2010

  The following article originally appeared on the American Spectator website, and is reposted with permission.   How fascinating that the U.S. Religious Left, usually so indifferent to religious liberty when relating to churches, at home, or abroad, has zealously embraced the Ground Zero mosque controversy as a Manichaean struggle between freedom and bigotry. Churches, especially […]