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Rev. Dr. Gordon L. Sommers
President of the National Council of Churches USA, 1994-1995

Moravian Church

"Unity and mission are inseparable imperatives in the church's life. Our mission is to give witness to Jesus Christ. Our witness to a broken and divided world will be most convincing when it reflects the unity promised by Christ."

Dr. Gordon L. Sommers


When Sommers was president:

■ 'Chunnel' opens between Britain and France

Nelson Mandela elected president of South Africa

O.J. Simpson arrested for double murder

Rwandan genocide begins

Oklahoma City bombing

Yitzhak Rabin assassinated

Gordon Sommers



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