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Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for shared ecumenical witness among Christians in the United States. The NCC's 38 member communions -- from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches -- include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.

Recent NCC News:

Washington, November 23, 2015 - NCC Urges Hospitality, Care Toward Refugees

Philadelphia, November 17, 2015 - Keep Our Campaigns Free of Hateful Rhetoric

Philadelphia, November 17, 2015 - Recent Middle East Violence and Acts of Terrorism

Washington, October 19, 2015 - Written Testimony Submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee on The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

Washington, October 5, 2015 - NCC Laments Umpqua Shooting, Asks NRA to Join in Gun Violence Reduction Efforts

Washington, September 25, 2015 - NCC Grieves with Muslim Community in U.S., Worldwide

Washington, September 14, 2015 - The Syria Refugee Crisis and the Churches

Washington, September 2, 2015 - Black Methodist Coalition: Liberty and Justice for All

New York, July 16, 2015 - Iran's Nuclear Program: Who Can We Trust?

New York, July 6, 2015 - The Symbol of the Confederate Flag

Washington, June 18, 2015 - Protestant and Orthodox Communities Applaud Pope's Encyclical on the Environment

Washington, June 18, 2015 - NCC Grieves With Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina

Washington, May 28, 2015 - Interfaith Letter to President Obama on the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar

Washington, May 13, 2015 - 2015 Christian Unity Gathering Brings Inspiration, Focus, Spectacle

Washington, May 11, 2015 - A Call to Police Reform and Healing of Communities

Washington, May 7, 2015 - Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Washington, April 29, 2015 - NCC Calls for Justice, End to Violence in Baltimore

Washington, April 27, 2015 - Pesner Installed as Director of RAC

Washington, April 24, 2015 - Armenian Genocide: 100 Years of Denial

Washington, April 13, 2015 - Summary: National Muslim-Christian Initiative Reconvenes

Washington, March 6, 2015 - NCC Responds to Department of Justice Investigation of Ferguson Policing

Washington, February 25, 2015 - NCC Stands With Assyrian Christians, Condemns ISIS Attack

Washington, February 17, 2015 - NCC Condemns ISIS executions of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya

Washington, February 12, 2015 - Statement on Upcoming Address to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

Washington, February 4, 2015 -Statement on Recent ISIS Executions

Washington, January 9, 2015 - The National Council of Churches Stands with Muslims in Condemning French Attack

Washington, December 18, 2014 - Joint Statement on Normalizing U.S. - Cuba Relations by the NCC and the Cuban Council of Churches

Washington, December 17, 2014 - NCC Celebrates Moves Toward US - Cuba Normalization

Washington, December 15, 2014 - Celebrating the Resumption of Jewish – Christian Dialogue: A Reflection

Washington, December 12, 2014 - National Council of Churches Congratulates Ambassador David Saperstein

Washington, December 9, 2014 - NCC-affiliated churches, their clergy, and members bridge the gap as protests gain momentum

Washington, December 4, 2014 - National Council of Churches Calls for Accountability

Washington, November 24, 2014 - National Council of Churches statement on the grand jury action in Ferguson, MO

Washington, November 24, 2014 - National Council of Churches Welcomes New Rules on Immigration

St. Louis, November 17, 2014 - National Council of Churches issues statement on the upcoming grand jury action in Ferguson, MO

Washington, November 10, 2014 - National Council of Churches welcomes two new staff members

Washington, September 15, 2014 – NCC says free access to the internet is a justice issue and an evangelical issue.

Washington, August 22, 2014 – NCC Statement on Religious Minorities in Iraq, ISIS, and Killing of James Foley.

Washington, August 18, 2014 – NCC statement regarding the death of Michael Brown.

Washington, July 29, 2014 – National Council of Churches welcomes appointment of Rabbi David Saperstein as religious freedom ambassador.

Washington, July 25, 2014 – NCC expresses thanks for statement by prominent Mideast and other religious leaders
condemning violence against religious minorities in the region.

Washington, July 25, 2014 – NCC celebrates release of Christian woman once condemned to die in Sudan because of her faith.

Washington, July 25, 2014 – Global Ecumenical Theological Institute (GETI) papers posted online by National Council of Churches.

Washington, July 24, 2014 – National Council of Churches joins religious and human rights groups to call on Congress to protect fleeing children at the U.S. border.

Washington, July 18, 2014 – National Council of Churches opposes Israeli invasion of Gaza.

Washington, July 12, 2014 – NCC pays tribute to former NCC President Elenie Huszagh.

Washington, June 30, 2014 – NCC statement on deaths of three Israeli teenagers.

Washington, June 27, 2014 – Sudan Christian woman’s death sentence commuted, but she is prevented from leaving Sudan.

Washington, June 3, 2014 – NCC urges support of the June 4 ‘Smarter Sentencing’ call-in.

Washington, May 28, 2014 – Church leaders celebrate historic meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis.

Washington, May 22, 2014 – National Council of Churches issues calls for justice in the Middle East and South Sudan.

Washington, May 22, 2014 – National Council of Churches lauds the Bob Edgar Habitat Build in Vietnam.

Washington, May 21, 2014 – National Council gathering pays tribute to Vincent Harding, MLK scholar and friend.

Washington, May 20, 2014 – National Council of Churches agenda reset at Christian Unity Gathering in Washington.

Washington, May 15, 2014 – National Council of Churches condemns the death sentence of Sudanese woman sentenced to die for marrying a Christian.

Washington, May 8, 2014 – National Council of Churches pays tribute to Glen Stassen.

Washington, May 1, 2014 – NCC joins call for the release of 234 kidnapped Nigerian school girls.

Washington, April 3, 2014 – NCC Congratulates Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim on his election as Syrian Patriarch.

Washington, March 10, 2014 – NCC’s First ‘Christian Unity Gathering’ slated May 18-20 in Washington, DC area. 

Washington, February 24, 2014 – National Council of Churches joins the push to end solitary confinement in prisons.

Washington, February 11, 2014 - Churches mourn the passing of Lois McCullough Dauway.

Washington, February 10, 2014 - National Council of Churches joins Lutherans in concern and prayers for East Jerusalem hospital.

Washington, February 10, 2014 - U.S. National Council of Churches stands 'in solidarity' with Ukraine churches seeking peace and justice.

Washington, January 9, 2014 - NCC has never stopped waging LBJ’s historic war on poverty.


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