NCC to consolidate operations in Washington, D.C.
In a move aimed at streamlining operations to “free up the Council to be about the priorities that the churches set together,” the National Council of Churches will consolidate its operations in Washington, D.C. NCC Transitional Secretary Peg Birk will move her office to Washington. The NCC will remain in New York through “satellite offices” for three senior program staff.
President Lohre offers prayers to newly elected Pope Francis
The president of the National Council of Churches USA has expressed prayers and good wishes for the newly elected leader of the Roman Catholic Church. “I know my sisters and brothers in thousands of congregations related to our 37 member communions are joining me in praying for Pope Francis and the 1.2 billion Catholic Christians he leads,” said Kathryn M. Lohre, NCC President. She said the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, as the first non-European pontiff in more than 1,000 years, suggests winds of change in the Catholic Church.
Obama invites NCC, other leaders, to immigration confab
In an off-the-record meeting at the White House March 8, President Obama heard the concerns of the NCC President Lohre and other religious leaders about the issue of immigration reform. Mr. Obama has called for a four-point reform of immigration. Kathryn M. Lohre, National Council of Churches president, elicited a smile from Mr. Obama when she said, "I am here representing 37 Protestant and Orthodox churches, or 45 million Christians, including - I dare say - you, Mr. President.”
A Message from Kathryn Lohre, NCC President
Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus the Christ! For over sixty years, the National Council of Churches has told the story of the One who embodies God’s gift and promise of unity: Jesus Christ. This unlikely story of God incarnate never ceases to amaze.
May 22, 2013 19:43
Seventy-four Members of Congress, led by Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA), Gus M. Bilirakis (R-FL), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Trent Franks (R-AZ), and Mike Pompeo (R-KS), urged the State Department to prioritize the release of two kidnapped Archbishops in a letter to Secretary Kerry yesterday.
May 2, 2013 12:23
Will you join the White House in prayer?
April 30, 2013 21:34
National Council of Churches in partnership with Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition invites DC area residents to screening of "The Invisible War" this Friday - May 10th at 3 pm.