ADRIAN, Mich (March 17, 14) - Adrian College Chaplain Chris Momany has been appointed to help represent The United Methodist Church at a major ecumenical gathering in Washington, DC, May 18-20, 2014. The event, sponsored by the National Council of Churches, is the first “Christian Unity Gathering” of leaders from member communions and other partners.
“We are getting together to celebrate ecumenism and energize our journey toward the visible unity of all the Christian churches,” said Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the NCC.
This is the NCC’s first national gathering since it reorganized last year, reduced the size of the Governing Board and created four “convening tables” responsible for key mission and programs.
Momany will serve, along with representatives from several denominations, on the “convening table” devoted to “Joint Action and Advocacy on Issues of Justice and Peace.”
“This is a tremendous honor and opportunity to help shape the social justice witness of a huge movement,” he said. “The organization has not only invited people from diverse denominations but also people from various backgrounds, with a wide assortment of gifts and expertise.”
Addressing the Gathering will be Dr. Iva E. Carruthers, social justice and policy advocate, educator and activist, and the general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference; Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; the Rev. Dr. Harold Dean Trulear, Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Director of the Doctor of Ministry program, Howard University; and Jim Wallis, founder and president of Sojourners, and editor of Sojourners magazine.
The NCC’s 37 member communions—from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches—include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.
For more information, visit: http://www.nationalcouncilofchurches.us/