Brethren Among Delegates at NCC Assembly in Tampa

Nov 16, 2002 03:00 AM EST

Five Brethren, including two General Board staff members, are among those representing the denomination this weekend at the US National Council of Churches' annual General Assembly in Tampa, Fla.

General secretary Judy Mills Reimer and Global Mission Partnerships director Mervin Keeney join Frances Townsend of Preston, Minn.; L. Gene Bucher of East Petersburg, Pa.; and Valentina Satvedi of Torrance, Calif., as Church of the Brethren delegates to the event. Delegates from the NCC's 36 member churches and several international guests were expected to be present.

NCC president Elenie K. Huszagh, Esq., of Nehalem, Ore., is presiding over the assembly, taking place Nov. 14-16 at the Tampa Hyatt Regency hotel. The theme is "For the Common Good: Seeking Justice, Working for Peace."

Agenda highlights include a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Mission Education Movement in North America and the 50th anniversary of the Revised Standard Version Bible, dialog on Christian-Muslim relations and Middle East peace, consideration of several resolutions, and forums on a variety of current issues.

By Albert H. Lee