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Media Advisory: NCC General Assembly Nov. 14-17, Atlanta, Ga.

Your coverage is welcome at the National Council of Churches annual General Assembly, to meet Nov. 14-17 in Atlanta, Ga.  Opening is 1:30 p.m. on the 14th; adjournment at 11:45 a.m. on the 17th

Key agenda items: 

        Work on a decade-long “Mobilization to Overcome Poverty” and the “Expanding the Ecumenical Vision” initiative.

        Ecumenical reception honoring the National Council of Churches’ President, Ambassador Andrew Young (serving in that office in 2000-2001). 

The National Council of Churches is the nation’s leading ecumenical organization, the venue of cooperative ministry by its 35 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican member communions.  The Rev. Dr. Bob Edgar is General Secretary. 

Church World Service and Witness, the NCC’s humanitarian global response ministry, works in more than 80 countries in relief, development and refugee assistance.  The Rev. John L. McCullough is Executive Director. 

Please register online at www.ncccusa.org (follow the link to “NCC 2000 General Assembly On-Line Registration and Info”) or contact MRA Services at 425-636-1640. 

Venue: Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30346-1521.  For room reservations, phone (800) 554-0055 or (770) 395-7700. 

An NCC newsroom will be operative during the General Assembly.   Details to follow. 

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