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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.”
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…
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.
September 3, 2015
The Quakers and National Council of Churches weigh in on the Iran nuclear deal.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…