The National Council of Churches is the United States wing of the World Council of Churches and a key part of the Ecumenical Movement. The NCC is known for left-wing advocacy, especially around issues of race, feminism, homosexual issues, immigration, and support for Communist dictators and left-wing revolutionary movements in the Third World.[Citation Needed] They are also known for mainly modernist views on Christian theology. As such, the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest American Protestant denomination which holds to conservative theology, is not a member.
Along with the Center for Democratic Renewal they were a key player in the black church-burning hoax of the late 1990s.
Originally, the National Council of Churches called itself Federal Council of Churches, but changed its name in 1950 when it merged with other left-leaning church organizations.
From the beginning, the National Council of Churches was inspired by the Social Gospel.
- ↑ Wilcox, Laird. The Watchdogs. Olathe, KS; Editorial Research Service, 1999, pp. 69-70.
- ↑ History
- ↑ National Council of Churches Records, 1948 - 1973
- ↑ (1976) The Social Gospel: Religion and Reform in Changing America. Temple University Press.