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NCC 2002 News Service Archives

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JANUARY

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 Director

February 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

Sidebars:

"2002 'Yearbook' Contributes to Faith-Based Initiative Debate"

"In Another 'First' for the NCC's 'Yearbook,' 2002 Hardcopy is Bundled with an Electronic Edition, to be Updated Year Round"

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 2002

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.

News Alert - March 13-15 Ecumenical Conference on Welfare Reauthorization, 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 2002

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 2 and 4, 2002, Statements on the Middle East By Dr. Bob Edgar, NCC General Secretary

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 Muslims

April 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 2002

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 group’s 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 2002

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

Stories from the Church World Service July 2-18 Delegation Visit to West Africa

July 16, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - New Team of Amity Teachers Ready for Service, To Teach English for Two Years in China

July 24, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC's Oscar Bolioli To Head Evangelical Methodist Church In His Native Uruguay

July 31, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Edgar Petitions Ariel Sharon to Return Armenian Church Property; Israel Plans to Erect a Barrier on Property Sacred to Armenians Worldwide, Held Since 1641

AUGUST 2002

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 13, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Church World Service Petitions U.S., U.N. on West Africa's Needs; Asks Meetings on Peace in Liberia, Refugee Protection, Economic Assistance

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. 11

August 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 2002

September 12, 2002, WASHINGTON, D.C. - 49 Protestant, Orthodox, Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Petition President Bush To Reconsider Iraq Invasion

OCTOBER 2002

October 1, 2002, NEW YORK CITY  - Agricultural Missions "Education for Rural Justice Tour" is Underway

October 7, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - NCC Executive Board Repudiates Falwell's '60 Minutes' Comments on Islam; Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican Leaders Call Bush to Condemn Falwell's Remarks

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 2002

November 1, 2002, NEW YORK CITY - Church World Service Moves New Africa Initiative Forward

November 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 2002

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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