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Bishop Melvin Talbert
President of the National Council of Churches USA, 1996-1997

United Methodist Church

"For me, salvation in Jesus Christ is the way, and what I try to do as a Christian is to live that example. My responsibility is not to convert all other religions, but to live the Christian faith in the face of those religions. Are you going to say that my -- our friend on the show tonight who is Jewish is on the wrong path? That's God's choice. That's God's judgment, not mine."

Bishop Melvin Talbert

When Talbert was president:

■ Mad Cow disease hits Britain

Hale-Bopp comet visible

■ Hong Kong returned to China

Princess Diana dies in car crash

Unabomber arrested

Melvin Talbert



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