National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCCUSA), founded in 1950, brings together 37 member communions with a combined 45 million members to promote cooperation in service, education, advocacy, and witness. Members represent the Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican, Evangelical, Living Peace, and African American church traditions. NCCUSA actively engages in public debates on civil rights and social justice, environmental stewardship, interreligious dialogue, and fair representation of religion in the mass media; since 2001, expanding Muslim-Christian dialogue has been a special priority. NCCUSA has released statements and policies on topics such as gospel and religious plurality, the church and children, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Service and humanitarian work are coordinated through Church World Service. The organization sponsored the development and publication of the Revised and New Revised Standard Version translations of the Bible and also publishes the annual Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.
October 8, 2008