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Media Contacts:

Philip E. Jenks

Media Relations Specialist

Wesley "Pat" Pattillo
Senior Program Executive for Justice, Advocacy and Communication

Dee Glover
Administrative Asst. to
Communication Staff

NCC Offices:

475 Riverside Drive

New York, NY 10115 Phone 212-870-2227

110 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002


Michael Kinnamon
General Secretary
Phone 212-870-2141
Program Specialist:
Maggie McKinley
Phone 212-870-2511



The National Council of Churches USA, founded in 1950, is the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States.  Its formal legal name is the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., but it is generally referred to as "National Council of Churches" or "NCC".

The NCC's 35 member communions -- variously called churches, denominations and conventions -- include Protestant, Anglican and Orthodox faith groups with 45 million adherents in more than 100,000 local congregations across the nation. 

Most of the National Council's work is conducted through five program commissions, listed below, whose participants are drawn from more than 50 denominations in the U.S. and Canada, including Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Pentecostal churches as well as member communions of the NCC. 

The NCC publishes the Yearbook of U.S. and Canadian Churches, and fosters the translation program that produced the Revised and New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.  The member churches also conduct  humanitarian and emergency relief work through the Council's sister ministry, Church World Service.

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