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National Council of Churches

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The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (or National Council of Churches USA, NCC) is religious organization currently (2004) consisting of 36 Protestant, Anglican, and Orthodox Christian denominations.They are widely associated with the ecumenical movement within Christianity. It is affiliated with the World Council of Churches.

The National Council of Churches was organized in 1950, and its forerunner, the Federal Council of Churches was founded in 1908.

Headquarters are located in New York, New York.

They meet annually in a general assembly, with several other meetings each year by a smaller executive board.

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Contributions

Among their contributions are:

Criticism

There has been an ongoing conservative reaction to the work of the NCC. Some evangelicals, and most fundamentalists and the religious right generally view the NCC as a left-wing organization.

Member denominations (May 2005)

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