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 National Council of Churches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The National Council of Churches was organized in 1950, and its forerunner, the Federal Council of Churches was founded in 1908.
NCC is related fraternally to hundreds of local and state councils of churches and interfaith organizations, and to the World Council of Churches, but though they may include many of the same member churches, these councils have no fiscal or administrative connections to each other.
The NCC has consistently declined to take public positions on issues where there is not consensus among its diverse constituent member bodies, and this results in criticism by some liberal Protestants. /wiki/National_Council_of_Churches   (738 words)

 World Council of Churches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While not a member of the WCC, the Roman Catholic Church is a member of some other ecumenical bodies at regional and national levels, for example, the National Council of Churches in Australia and the National Council of Christian Churches in Brazil (CONIC).
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
The Faith and Order Commission has 120 members, including representation of churches who are not members of the World Council of Churches, among them the Roman Catholic Church. /wiki/World_Council_of_Churches   (1682 words)

 Member Churches, Associate Member Churches and National Council Bodies
Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Slovak Republic**
WCC rules state that becoming a member signifies a church's "faithfulness to the basis of the Council, fellowship in the Council, participation in the life and work of the Council and commitment to the ecumenical movement as integral to the mission of the church".
Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga [Methodist Church in Tonga] /wcc/who/mch-e.html   (898 words)

 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America on
Formed in 1950, with headquarters in New York City, the National Council of Churches is the chief instrument of the ecumenical movement in the United States with a combined membership of around 52 million.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America] cooperative agency of 35 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations.
It is the national counterpart of the World Council of Churches. /html/N/NatlC1oun.asp   (580 words)

 Chuck Currie: National Council of Churches
Edgar is general secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, an association of 35 Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, historically African-American and peace communions.
In 2003 and 2004 the National Council of Churches requested and was denied an opportunity to send a small interfaith delegation to Guantanamo to monitor the physical, mental and spiritual condition of the detainees.
The council’s Decree on Ecumenism, promulgated in 1964, called prayer the soul of the ecumenical movement and encouraged the observance of what is now known as the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. /chuck_currie/national_council_of_churches   (13232 words)

 Wesley Blog: National Council of Churches
The 339,000 member Antiochian Orthodox Church has pulled out of the National Council of Churches, citing as reasons the organization's liberal drift and actions by NCC's general secretary Bob Edgar (pictured).
According to this, the withdrawal of the Antiochian Orthodox Church two months ago from the National Council of Churches has caused the United Methodist Church to send a letter of concern to the NCC:
Last week, during an annual meeting of its commission on Christian unity, the denomination sent a letter of concern to [Bishop Thomas] Hoyt, encouraging the Council to “take immediate steps to understand” why the Antiochian church left. /national_council_of_churches   (1415 words)

 Christian Century: Dollars and signs - National Council of Churches management issues
Council leaders said a key contributing factor in making the "vision" feasible was a recent action by the National Association of Evangelicals, which ended the longtime ban on NAE member churches holding membership in the NCC.
Christian Century: Dollars and signs - National Council of Churches management issues
Perhaps most significant was the decision for the NCC--now made up of "mainline" Protestant churches, Orthodox bodies and black denominations--to initiate talks with Roman Catholics, evangelicals and Pentecostals in the U.S., with the aim of creating together a broader instrument of ecumenical ministry. /p/articles/mi_m1058/is_18_117/ai_62923900   (1546 words)

Since its founding in 1950, the New York City-based National Council of Churches (NCC) has remained faithful to the legacy of its predecessor, the Communist front-group known as the Federal Council of Churches, which the NCC absorbed in 1950.
The foregoing facts notwithstanding, the National Council of Churches betrays no recognition of the fact that Israel has demonstrated a remarkable willingness to negotiate peace with, and relinquish land to, even defeated aggressors who have previously demonstrated a burning desire to destroy the Jewish state.
NCC spokesmen claimed that, in addition to paying a visit to Havana churches, the delegates intended to discuss with Castro himself the fate of 75 political prisoners jailed by the dictator in 2003. /groupProfile.asp?grpid=6916   (2687 words)

 The National Council of Churches
The objectives of the National Council of Churches happen to be the same at the American Communist party: 1.
It is a successor to the Federal Council of Churches which was investigated by the United States Naval Intelligence Department for subversive activities and was reported to the Committee on un-American activities of the Congress.
A marriage counselor at a meeting of the council of Churches in the First Church of Christ Congregational (Pittsfield, Mass.) stated: (1) Couples should live together in trial marriages. /archives/volume15/TM015013.htm   (339 words)

 Antioch exits National Council of Churches
The national council has not responded to the departure of one of its 36 churches, said the Rev. Leslie Thune, its spokesperson in Washington.
However, she noted the council's oft-repeated stance that it does not take stands on divisive doctrinal issues, since many of its member churches have clashing beliefs on such matters.
The archdiocese joined the old Federated Council of Churches in the 1940s and had been active in the ecumenical movement ever since, said Father Olof Scott, of the church's interfaith relations office. /column/2005/08/03   (651 words)

 OutdoorsBest Forums: National Council Of Churches Makes a Stand
"The National Council of Churches is a community of Christian communions, which, in response to the gospel as revealed in the Scriptures, confess Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God, as Savior and Lord.
Do you now want the Churches,some Churches or ANY Churches to run American policy....or is it just some Churches you want running it and you'll Cherry pick their opinions as needed to make your case against or for your point.Me....I don't want policy driven by any church,musch less a "Council" of churches.
Alan Wisdom of the conservative Institute for Religion and Democracy responded that the statement shows the National Council is divorced "from the church members it claims to represent" and seeks Christian unity through narrow, "1960s era protest politics" on which Christians may disagree rather than pursuing matters of faith. /zerothread?id=367931   (4356 words)

 List of statements from the World Council and National Council of Churches
National Council of Churches president Robert Edgar made a speech at the University of Missouri yesterday entitled "Toward a Peace-Centered Foreign Policy.
One year after the pre-emptive, illegal attack on Iraq, the World Council of Churches calls upon all to reflect its seen and unforeseen consequences and reaffirms its previous conviction that the war on Iraq was immoral, ill-advised and in breach of the principles of the UN Charter.
I recently noted that the World Council of Churches Central Committee has bestowed upon the United States the honor of being the focus for the Decade to Overcome Violence in 2004. /EI_index_NCC.html   (10498 words)

 National Council of Churches Opposes Bombing
In recent years, some of the council's member denominations have cut or reduced their financial support because of theological and political disputes with the left-leaning National Council of Churches.
Meeting in Oakland, the General Assembly of the National Council of Churches adopted a resolution entitled "Out of the Ashes and Tragedy of September 11, 2001.
Faced with a $2 million budget deficit, the council's "faith, justice and education" division has reduced its staff from 102 to 39 positions over the past two years. /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/headlines01/1116-02.htm   (484 words)

 National Council of Churches of Burundi - <<CNEB>>
The concerns of refugees in Kibondo, in the west of Tanzania were expressedd by the refugees themselves during the three days visit to the Kibondo camps by the delegation of the National Council of Churches of Burundi on December 21 to December 24, 2006.
Because of the efficiency of the services rendered by CNEB social workers and coordinators spread in all provinces, there is a tendency of solliciting the council to be the focal point of intervention in all provinces.
Three of the Burundi churches lost their bishops in 2005.   (467 words)

 National Council of Churches Peace Mission
As a delegation of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, we traveled across the Middle East from Beirut to Cairo to Bethlehem to Jerusalem over the past two weeks, from January 21-February 4, 2005 on a mission of peace.
The National Council of Churches is composed of 36 member national denominations, which collectively represent 45 million people in 130,000 congregations.
We are grateful to God for the witness to Christ made by the living churches of the Middle East from which we descend. /peace_mission.htm   (1810 words)
National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. - full-time staff, continued...
In 1988 the NBCA suffered a split, with 25 percent of the membership opting to form the National Missionary Baptist Convention of America.
National David Spiritual Temple of Christ Church Union /Na/Na_461.html   (2482 words)

 NCC 49th General Assembly
Members of the National Council of Churches unanimously gave preliminary approval to a proposed policy statement on interfaith relations which will be circulated for study and review, with final action set for the November 1999 General Assembly.
Those on the grass roots level of the NCC who are concerned about the liberalism that marks this fellowship to which their churches belong should carefully read this document and sound a vehement protest before the final vote is taken.
This statement is both a statement of the churches and a statement to encourage continued discussion and action among and between the churches. /Foundation/fbcncc49.htm   (2571 words)

 IRC RightWeb Group Watch: National Defense Council Foundation
GroupWatch: Profiles of U.S. Private Organizations and Churches, was compiled by the Interhemispheric Resource Center, Box 2178, Silver City, NM 88062.
In 1984, Messing and staff members at the National Security Council developed a scheme to send food and medicine to Central America on military aircraft.
Messing and the NDCF were also integral in the passage of the Denton Amendment which allows the shipment of "humanitarian" items on a space-available basis on U.S. military vessels. /groupwatch/ndcf.php   (2510 words)

 Find in a Library: The record of the National Council of Churches.
Subjects: National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
The record of the National Council of Churches.
Find in a Library: The record of the National Council of Churches. /wcpa/ow/70fa2ad2488adc90.html   (77 words)

 Religion : a Research Guide
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America
Polling the Nations is a comprehensive collection of public opinion from more than 80 countries around the world.
A full-text retrieval system, the iPoll online database is organized at the question level, providing the tools to sift through nearly a half million questions asked on national public opinion surveys, 1935 to present. /~bakerref/guides/religion   (2608 words)

 Welcome to NCCI
The NCCI is the united expression of the Protestant and Orthodox churches in India.
It is a common platform for thought and action by bringing together the Churches and other Christian organizations for mutual consultation, assistance and action in all matters related to life and witness.
Sad Demise of NCCI Vice President, Rev. Dr.   (89 words)

 Faithful America
But for now, please consider that those persons living in the world's poorest nations - Haiti, Burundi, Sierra Leone, to name a few, are exisiting under conditions of misery you and I cannot even imagine.
"Eradicating Global Poverty" - a Six Session Study for Christian Churches (NCC)
Help me not to be at war, even with those who believe war to be an honorable course.   (1177 words)

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in
or more. Founded in 1950, the Council continues
The NCC has an honored history in the scholarly /greatjoy/scott7.htm   (328 words)

NCC Exit Poll: Why One Orthodox Church Left the National Council of Churches
The First Church of Liberalism: The Rev. Bob Edgar keeps the National Council of Churches consistently on the left wing
National Council of Churches General Assembly Meets in St. Louis /articles5/NCCResource.php   (208 words)

 Eco-Justice Working Group -- Home
Eco-Justice Conference: June 1-4, 2006, New Orleans, LA Since 1983, with the formation of Eco-Justice Working Group, the National Council of Churches has been providing an opportunity for the national bodies of member Protestant and Orthodox denominations to work together to protect and restore God's Creation.
Almost a dozen top theological scholars on the environment gathered at the College of Preachers in September 2004 to develop NCC's first ecumenical statement of principles on the environment.
NCC's Faith and Environment Fellows will be helping to host an Environmental Justice Conference in May 2006 (recently scheduled for May 2005).   (462 words)

 APOSTASY -- The National Council Of Churches
Officials of the National Council of Churches, learning of this, immediately contacted Secretary of the Air Force Dudley C. Sharp, demanding that this "offensive" manual be removed and the chapter pertaining to subversion of religion be rewritten to exclude any mention of Communist penetration.
Three years later, in 1945, the Federal Council of Churches was one of only forty-two non-governmental organizations invited to send delegates to the international conference at San Francisco which founded the United Nations.
What is most interesting about control of the National Council of Churches is that its hierarchy consists of a General Assembly made up of 750 delegates who meet once every three years. /html/issue07/apostasy.htm   (5494 words)

 Alert Expired
FaithfulAmerica supports the National Council of Churches' statement on the Iraq War.
Please take a moment to read and consider adding your endorsement to this statement.
If you would like to learn more about ways you can take action, please visit FaithfulAmerica. /campaign/endorsement   (79 words)

 National council
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 Plainfield United Methodist Church
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
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General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church /links.htm   (76 words)

 National Council of Churches -- Topic Index
Reporter David Firestone’s story on the National Council of Churches’ response to Bush’s tax cuts shows the Times’ fear of the “religious right” is matched only by its fealty to the religious left.
E-mail TimesWatch Director, Clay Waters, with TimesWatch feedback at /topicindex/N/NCC/welcome.asp   (53 words)

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