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January 14, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Sierra Club, National Council of Churches Run Ads on United States Energy Policy
January 15, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - New Interfaith Electronic Climate Change Network is Launched
January 17, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC President Elenie Huszagh to Visit Cuba
January 18, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Church World Service Responds to Catastrophe in Democratic Republic of Congo, As Hundreds of Thousands Flee Volcano
January 20, 2002, MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nine NCC Member Churches Make Commitment to Share Lord's Supper, Fight Against Racism
January 25, 2002, NEW YORK CITY CWS Sends Medicine, Plans Further Aid Following Volcano Catastrophe in Congo
January 25, 2002, NEW YORK CITY Pakistan is Seeing More, Not Fewer Afghan Refugees, CWS Reports
January 30, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC President Elenie Huszagh Visits Cuba
January 30, 2002, NEW YORK CITY Environmental Protection Agency Honors NCC Environmental Work
February 1, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. NCC's Edgar, at White House, Welcomes New Faith-Based Initiatives DirectorFebruary 7, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC Earth Day Sunday 2002 Theme is "Making the World Safe for Children"
February 8, 2002, NEW YORK CITY NCC's Bob Edgar Commends Bush, Endorses Faith-Based Partnership Plan
February 13, 2002, NEW YORK CITY 2002 'Yearbook': Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Makes 'Top Five' U.S. Churches for the First Time
February 27, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Sudan, Interfaith Work, Riggs Election Top NCC Executive Board Agenda Feb. 25-26
February 28, 2002, HARRISBURG, Pa. - CWS, Eastern Mennonite University Offer "STAR" Trauma Recovery Training
March 12, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - CWS Pakistan/Afghanistan Director Visits to Thank U.S. Churches
News Alert- 'Leave No Child Behind' Vigil March 13 Capitol East Steps, Washington, D.C.
March 12, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Historic Uniform Series Now Meets 21st Century Needs
March 14, 2002, DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - George McGovern Addresses CWS Conference
March 15, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. - Welfare Policy Should Help, Not Hinder New Workers, Faith Bodies Say
March 26, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - CWS Moves Quilts Quickly to Afghanistan Earthquake Site
April 3, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC Announces April 16-27 Visit to Middle East
April 4, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - The Rev. Peter D. Crouch Named CWS Chief Development Officer
April 4, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - April 8-12 Guatemala Visit Aims to Reinforce Peace Accords; NCC Leads International Ecumenical Delegation
April 11, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - CWS Emergency Response Program Names Five Full-Time Domestic Disaster Responders
April 16, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - U.S. Church Leaders Embark on Middle East Visit April 16-27
April 18, 2002, ISTANBUL, Turkey - NCC Delegation Arrives in Middle East on 12-Day Mission, Meets Orthodox Church Leaders in Istanbul, Turkey
April 18, 2002, GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala Guatemala's Churches, Partners Plan Next Steps Following Widely Praised "Peace and Reconciliation Consultation
April 18, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Conferees Seek More Fair Coverage of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Issues
April 20, 2002, BEIRUT, LEBANON - In Lebanon, NCC Delegation Meets with Prime Minister, Interacts with Christians and MuslimsApril 22, 2002, DAMASCUS, SYRIA NCC Delegation Meets with President Bashar Al Assad, Other Syrian Leaders During Peace and Pastoral Mission
April 23, 2002, AMMAN, JORDAN - Church Leaders Receive Mideast Peace Advice from Jordan's King
April 24, 2002, ISRAEL/PALESTINE - Unable at the Last Minute to Visit Ramallah, NCC Delegation Meets Church, Political Leaders, Plans Humanitarian Aid Deliveries April 25
April 26, 2002, ISRAEL/PALESTINE - Members of NCC-Led Delegation Visit Jenin Refugee Camp, Help Five U.S.-Based Aid Groups Deliver Emergency Aid
April 26, 2002, ISRAEL/PALESTINE - U.S. Church Leaders Conclude Their 12-Day Middle East Visit
April 30, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - U.S. Church Leaders Just Back from the Middle East Urge Israelis, Palestinians to Take "Bold Steps" for Peace, Request Full Israeli Cooperation with U.N. Jenin Investigation: Delegation's Statement: ("'By My Spirit': What Will Make for Peace in the Middle East?")
May 6, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Ecumenical Eco-Justice Light Bulb Project Spares the Atmosphere by Reducing Emissions
May 7, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - CWS Webcast "Hearing the Muslim Community: Preparing for Interfaith Disaster Response"
May 7, 2002, Harrisonburg, Va. - Kenyan Who Survived Nairobi U.S. Embassy Blast Makes His Mark at CWS-EMU Trauma Awareness and Recovery Seminar
May 7, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Concert, Ecumenical Service in South Africa to Support HIV/AIDS Awareness and Care Projects
May 11, 2002, DURBAN/JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Church World Service, Musician Tim Janis Launch New Collaboration on AIDS in Africa
May 13, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - The NCC Honors the Memory of Two Great Ecumenists
May 14, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC Urges Churches to Mark Sept. 11, 2002, by Extending Hospitality to Muslim Neighbors
May 14, 2002, HARRISBURG, Pa. - National Religious Leaders Travel to Pennsylvania to Support Growing Public Education Rights Movement
May 14, 2002, HARRISBURG, Pa. - "Hope, Good Will" Mark Exploration of Broader Christian Unity, Lead to Formation of "Christian Churches Together in the U.S.A."
May 2002, NEW YORK CITY -- Edgar Joins Palestinian, American Christians In Call for Non-Violent Resistance in Middle East: Is non-violent resistance the best strategy for peace in the Middle East? NCC General Secretary Bob Edgar thinks so, recalling that only non-violence was able to break the gridlock on civil rights in America in the 1960s. Now, a growing consensus for that approach in the Middle East seems to be developing among people of faith there as well as in the U.S., Dr. Edgar says. After leading a recent ecumenical delegation to Israel and Palestine, he has met with a number of religious leaders to discuss the groups findings. His list of recommended reading on the non-violence issue includes an article on non-violence and an open letter to Yasser Arafat, both from the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and a proposal on non-violent resistance from two Palestinian Christians, an Episcopalian attorney and a Baptist activist.
May 22, 2002, DURBAN, South Africa - A Time to Build Up: NCC Group Joins Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy Carter Work Project 2002 in Durban, South Africa Click here for an index to all stories related to this trip.
May 24, 2002, DURBAN/SOWETO, South Africa - U.S.' Tim Janis, CWS Bring 'Symphony of Hope' to End HIV/AIDS Stigma in South Africa
May 30, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - New Ministry Resource for Congregations: "Living Micah's Call" Sidebar: "Micah 6 Churches Spiritually Enriched, Serving Neighbors"
June 2, 2002, CHICAGO, Ill. -- NCC's President Huszagh Honored With University of Chicago Award
June 3, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Church World Service Leading Peace Delegation to West Africa
June 7, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - CWS, Partners in India and Pakistan Ask Prayers, Work for Peace
June 19, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Statement by Dr. Bob Edgar, NCC General Secretary, on Florida Pastor Jerry Vines' Attack on the Muslim Faith
June 27, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Faith Groups Say Protection of America Must Include Defense of Fundamental Rights of Its People
June 27, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - 'Faith and Philanthropy' Report Shows That Donors to Religion Are More Generous Overall
July 16, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - New Team of Amity Teachers Ready for Service, To Teach English for Two Years in ChinaJuly 24, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC's Oscar Bolioli To Head Evangelical Methodist Church In His Native Uruguay
August 1, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - $500,000 Lilly Endowment Grant Caps NCC's Financial Turnaround
August 5, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. - NCC Communication Commission Plans Washington, D.C., Events in September
August 16, 2002, NEW YORK CITY -- Back to School: NCC Urges Churches to Support Public Education
August 20, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Churches Plan Interfaith Open Houses to Commemorate Sept. 11August 23, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - National Council of Churches, United Methodists Offer Messages On Tunnel Billboard To Commuters in New York City August 23, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie Receives First Church World Service Humanitarian Award
August 25, 2002, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Ecumenical Delegation from U.S. Visits Patriarch and Churches of Armenian Apostolic Church
August 29, 2002, YEREVAN, ARMENIA - Leaders from American, Canadian, British Churches Appeal to U.S. Government: 'Stop the Rush to War'
September 12, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. - 49 Protestant, Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Petition President Bush To Reconsider Iraq Invasion
October 1, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Agricultural Missions "Education for Rural Justice Tour" is Underway
October 7, 2002 -- NCC Executive Board Adopts Resolution on the Patriarch of Jerusalem
October 8, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC Board Asks Bush to "Move, Even Now, Away from War"
October 21, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Grammy Award Winning Tim Janis' New Special Edition CD is Raising Funds, Awareness for HIV-Positive Africans
October 25, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Comment of the Rev. Robert Edgar, NCC General Secretary, on the Death of Senator Paul Wellstone
October 29, 2002, SOUTH BEND, Ind. /NEW YORK CITY - Middle East Church Leader Pleads for Diplomacy, Not War
October 31, 2002, BALTIMORE, Md. -- CWS, UNHCR Sponsor Roundtable on Religious Persecution, Refugees
November 1, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Church World Service Moves New Africa Initiative ForwardNovember 1, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - CWS Appeals for Attorneys to Help Muslim Men Being Detained Without Charges After 9/11 November 1, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC Hosts Nov. 11 Exhibit, Lecture on Arion Handcrafted Bible; Noteworthy for Contemporary Translation, Letterpress Printing, Hand Binding, Hand-illumination
November 4, 2002, BALTIMORE, Md. -- CWS, UNHCR Sponsor Roundtable on Religious Persecution, Refugees
November 7, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - "What Car Do You Drive?" Is a Religious Question, Campaign Asserts
November 10, 2002, NEW YORK CITY -- South Africa's Sinikithemba HIV+ Choir, Tim Janis Ensemble Slate U.S. Concerts Dec. 1-11
November 15, 2002, TAMPA, Fla. -- NCC General Assembly Meets Nov. 14-16 Under the Theme "For the Common Good
November 16, 2002, TAMPA, Fla. -- RSV Bible Anniversary, Awards, Resolutions Conclude NCC Assembly
November 16, 2002, TAMPA, Fla. -- NCC General Assembly Calls on President Bush, Congress to "Do All Possible, Without Going to War" to Resolve the Iraq Crisis
November 20, 2002, DETROIT, Mich. -- In Detroit, Senior Religious Leaders Demand Cleaner Cars; Evangelical Leaders Launch "What Would Jesus Drive?" Campaign
December 17, 2002 - American Jewish, Christian and Muslim Leaders Unite in Urging More Active, Determined U.S. and International Efforts to Stop Israeli-Palestinian Violence and Restart Negotiations as Essential Now for Peace and for the Campaign Against Terrorism
December 22, 2002 -- $1 Million Campaign Responds to Iraqi Children's Health Needs
December 30, 2002 -- Religious Leaders Arrive in Iraq for NCC-Led Humanitarian Mission
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