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Iran Nuclear Deal Proponents ‘Humbled’

November 19, 2015

The Economist magazine reported that Westerners hoping that the Iran nuclear deal might produce lasting change in the Middle East “have been humbled in recent weeks.”


Belief: Oprah’s Documentary Series Exploring Spirituality

October 26, 2015

Officials from several religious traditions, including the National Council of Churches, have partnered with former talk show host and author Oprah Winfrey to promote a new television series championing belief as the “most basic…

photo: Steven Martin, National Council of Churches

Black Methodist Churches Call for Action on Racism

September 4, 2015

Officials from several historically African-American Christian denominations convened a press conference pushing for the nation to confront racism and demand legal solutions to gun violence among a host of issues.


Conference Call Encourages Christians to Support Iran Deal

September 3, 2015

The Quakers and National Council of Churches weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.

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…