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AMBASSADOR ANDREW YOUNG
President, National Council of Churches, 2000-2001
Chairman, Goodworks International, Atlanta, Ga.

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Ambassador Andrew Young is chairman of Goodworks International, a specialty consulting group based in Atlanta, Georgia, that provides strategic services to corporations and governments operating in the global economy. He serves as a member of the boards of directors of numerous organizations and businesses including Delta Airlines, Argus, Host Marriott Corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, Cox Communications, and Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Now the National Council of Churches' Immediate Past President, Ambassador Young served as NCC President -- a part-time, non-salaried leadership post -- in 2000-2001.  His NCC presidency brought him full circle, as he had served as associate director of the Department of Youth Work of the NCC’s Division of Christian Education from 1957-61.

Ambassador Andrew Young is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has published two books, A Way Out of No Way, Thomas Nelson, and An Easy Burden, Harper Collins. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. He served three terms in the US Congress from the 5th district of Georgia. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter named him Ambassador to the United Nations. He served two terms as Mayor of Atlanta and was Co-Chairman of the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996.

Ambassador Young was a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights movement, was involved in its inception, and served as Vice-President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He presently serves on the Board of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change.

1/18/02

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