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[ENS] Christian Churches Together meeting stresses evangelism and an end to poverty

From "Matthew Davies" <>
Date Fri, 16 Feb 2007 17:35:59 -0500

Episcopal News Service February 16, 2007

Christian Churches Together meeting stresses evangelism and an end to poverty

[ENS] A consensus on the importance of evangelism and the need to eliminate domestic poverty marked the official formation of Christian Churches Together (CCT)

The CCT is composed of 36 churches and national organizations from virtually all U.S. Christian groups who have been seeking to come together for fellowship, worship and opportunities to share in important ministries, according to a news release issued after a February 6-9 meeting in Pasadena, California.

"Remember that you belong to God and God does not belong to you," said the Rev. Dr. Larry Pickens, quoting his mother's early admonition. That, said Pickens, is the wisdom that will hold CCT groups together.

"CCT is good news for American Christians," said the Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky of the Orthodox Church in America. "Our gathering of the wider spectrum of U.S. Christian churches is succeeding in building mutual trust and overcoming stereotypes. Our common hope and expectation is that CCT will enable our churches to offer a strong and united Christian moral voice and vision in the public square."

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