Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Street Prophets: NCC's Bob Edgar will not seek third term as General Secretary

Street Prophets: Chuck Currie has the news and some additional links: "It was announced today that The Rev. Bob Edgar will not seek another term as the General Secretary of the National Council of Churches USA. Edgar has already served two four-year terms. During his tenure the council stepped back from the brink of financial ruin and boldly proclaimed the Gospel message both faithfully and prophetically. Conservative political groups upset over NCC's peacemaking and anti-poverty work have targeted Edgar over the years but he has remained steadfast in his commitment to God's church and ministry. This is an appropriate moment for him to take his leave from the council and to allow new leadership to govern the ecumenical movement in America. My own hope is that the council calls a noted ecumenical leader with a demonstrated and deep commitment to justice issues to serve as the next General Secretary."


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