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Justice for Women Working Group calls for centennial art

New York, October 8, 2010 --The Justice for Women Working Group (J4WWG) of the National Council of Churches is issuing an open call for art to help expand our imagination of ecumenical cooperation reflecting on Luke 24:48, “You are witnesses of these things.” (NRSV) 

Submissions will be displayed at the Justice for Women Working Group meeting during the Centennial Ecumenical Gathering and General Assembly of the NCC and Church World Service November 9-11, 2010 in New Orleans. 

Submissions must be

  • received no later than Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, ATTN: Agatha Townsend, 1623 Seventh Street, New Orleans, La. 70115;
  • of such a size and shape that it is possible to mail them
  • reflecting on/based on/expanding on Luke 24:48 in some way

Submissions may be accompanied by an artist’s statement of no more than 500 words. 

Submissions become the property of The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA and may be used in connection with the expansive language project as well as for other publicity and educational purpose at the NCC’s discretion, always providing credit to the submitting artist.   

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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 ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States. The NCC's member faith groups -- 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.

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