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Florida Megachurch Pastor Joel Hunter recently participated in an inter-religious dialogue hosted by Iranian clerics. (photo:  Iran Islamic Culture and Relations Organization)

U.S. Evangelical Delegation Dons Clergy Garb, Praises Iran

June 10, 2014

Florida Megachurch Pastor and Obama Spiritual Advisor Joel Hunter is a non-denominational Evangelical, but you wouldn’t know it from conference photos Hunter appeared in alongside six other American clergy and an assortment of Iranian clerics.

Sojourners' Jim Wallis (second from Left) appeared on a panel to discuss mass incarceration alongside Harold Dean Trulear (Left), Janet Wolf (Center), Marian Wright Edelman (Right) and Iva Carruthers (Right). (Photo: National Council of Churches)

Wallis: Fear of Demographic Change behind Incarceration, Immigration Policies

May 27, 2014

Resistance to changes in incarceration and immigration policy in the United States is rooted in fear and white racism, according to a prominent Evangelical Left official.


The Religious Left’s One-Sided Shutdown Anger

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?

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…

End of the Mainline

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…

National Council of Churches Bidding “God Box” Farewell

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…

National Council of Churches Prepares for “Ecumenical Winter”

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…

The NCC’s Death by 1,000 Cuts

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…

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

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…

Anti-American Pacifism Rules Religious Left

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…

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

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…

The Religious Left and the Ground Zero Mosque

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…