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September 5, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The nation's two largest ecumenical organizations are positioning themselves for a radical realignment that could bring liberal and conservative churches together in common social causes and lead to the disbanding of the venerable National Council of Churches. Traditionally, churches in the United States have been divided. Old-line Protestant churches, along with Anglican, Orthodox and African American denominations, have belonged to the National Council of Churches. The National Assn.
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June 28, 2005 | Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer
In an uncommon display of political unity, leaders of the U.S. evangelical movement joined with moderate and liberal religious groups Monday to urge President Bush to boost development aid to Africa. Evangelical leaders said they hoped their participation would increase pressure on the president to announce a significant increase in U.S. aid before or during next week's summit of the world's wealthiest nations in Gleneagles, Scotland.
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March 9, 1996 | From Religion News Service
The National Assn. of Evangelicals unveiled an "Evangelical Manifesto" this week, defining beliefs and detailing goals for unity among evangelicals in the coming century. David Melvin, vice president of the Illinois-based organization, said the manifesto aims to define evangelicals at a time when they are often misunderstood by the public. "It's an attempt to clarify what evangelicalism is, who evangelicals are," Melvin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2003 | Elaine Dutka
Ted Haggard, leader of the National Assn. of Evangelicals, is defending Mel Gibson's new film, "The Passion," against charges that it incorrectly recounts the last 12 hours of the life of Christ and may provoke anti-Semitism. The film is said to depict Jewish leaders offering money for betraying Jesus and inciting hatred against him. "The movie portrays historical accounts realistically, but the Body of Christ worldwide does not blame Jewish people for the crucifixion," Haggard said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1991 | From Religious News Service
In an unusual show of cooperation, representatives of more than 25 evangelical and mainline Protestant bodies have agreed to form a network to share plans and ideas on evangelism and "church-planting." "We have no burning desire to start a new organization or to go to a lot of meetings. We're interested in being in touch with one another," said the Rev. Billy A. Melvin, executive director of the National Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Two additional denominations have become members of the National Assn. of Evangelicals, which represents most conservative churches in the country. The new members of the Wheaton, Ill.-based organization are the 220,000-member Christian Reformed Church in North America and the 80,000-member General Assn. of Regular Baptists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1997 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Marking a major milestone in its movement toward mainstream Christianity, the once cultish Worldwide Church of God has been accepted into full membership by the nation's largest association of evangelical churches. Officials with the National Assn. of Evangelicals said Friday they had voted overwhelmingly to admit the Pasadena-based church into the fold after a detailed examination of its doctrines. Best known for its Plain Truth magazine and the teachings of its late founder, Herbert W.
WORLD
June 28, 2005 | Warren Vieth, Times Staff Writer
In an uncommon display of political unity, leaders of the U.S. evangelical movement joined with moderate and liberal religious groups Monday to urge President Bush to boost development aid to Africa. Evangelical leaders said they hoped their participation would increase pressure on the president to announce a significant increase in U.S. aid before or during next week's summit of the world's wealthiest nations in Gleneagles, Scotland.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2001 | Associated Press
The National Assn. of Evangelicals has named the Rev. Leith Anderson of Minnesota as interim president. Anderson succeeds the Rev. Kevin Mannoia, who left the group abruptly in July after donations dropped and questions arose concerning his work to strengthen relations with a more liberal Christian association, the National Council of Churches. Anderson has served as senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minn., since 1977.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2003 | Elaine Dutka
Ted Haggard, leader of the National Assn. of Evangelicals, is defending Mel Gibson's new film, "The Passion," against charges that it incorrectly recounts the last 12 hours of the life of Christ and may provoke anti-Semitism. The film is said to depict Jewish leaders offering money for betraying Jesus and inciting hatred against him. "The movie portrays historical accounts realistically, but the Body of Christ worldwide does not blame Jewish people for the crucifixion," Haggard said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2001 | Associated Press
The National Assn. of Evangelicals has named the Rev. Leith Anderson of Minnesota as interim president. Anderson succeeds the Rev. Kevin Mannoia, who left the group abruptly in July after donations dropped and questions arose concerning his work to strengthen relations with a more liberal Christian association, the National Council of Churches. Anderson has served as senior pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, Minn., since 1977.
NEWS
September 5, 2000 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The nation's two largest ecumenical organizations are positioning themselves for a radical realignment that could bring liberal and conservative churches together in common social causes and lead to the disbanding of the venerable National Council of Churches. Traditionally, churches in the United States have been divided. Old-line Protestant churches, along with Anglican, Orthodox and African American denominations, have belonged to the National Council of Churches. The National Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1997 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Marking a major milestone in its movement toward mainstream Christianity, the once cultish Worldwide Church of God has been accepted into full membership by the nation's largest association of evangelical churches. Officials with the National Assn. of Evangelicals said Friday they had voted overwhelmingly to admit the Pasadena-based church into the fold after a detailed examination of its doctrines. Best known for its Plain Truth magazine and the teachings of its late founder, Herbert W.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1996 | From Religion News Service
The National Assn. of Evangelicals unveiled an "Evangelical Manifesto" this week, defining beliefs and detailing goals for unity among evangelicals in the coming century. David Melvin, vice president of the Illinois-based organization, said the manifesto aims to define evangelicals at a time when they are often misunderstood by the public. "It's an attempt to clarify what evangelicalism is, who evangelicals are," Melvin said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 1991 | From Religious News Service
In an unusual show of cooperation, representatives of more than 25 evangelical and mainline Protestant bodies have agreed to form a network to share plans and ideas on evangelism and "church-planting." "We have no burning desire to start a new organization or to go to a lot of meetings. We're interested in being in touch with one another," said the Rev. Billy A. Melvin, executive director of the National Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1988 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Two additional denominations have become members of the National Assn. of Evangelicals, which represents most conservative churches in the country. The new members of the Wheaton, Ill.-based organization are the 220,000-member Christian Reformed Church in North America and the 80,000-member General Assn. of Regular Baptists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1985 | Associated Press
Organizations embracing 120 million Christians have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the right of public high school students to meet for religious purposes in extracurricular periods on an equal basis with other student groups. Friend-of-court briefs backing that position were filed by the U.S. Catholic Conference, including about 50 million Catholics, and by major Protestant bodies, totalling about 70 million. They contend that a Williamsport, Pa.
OPINION
July 20, 1997 | Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is an associate editor of the New Republic
The National Endowment for the Arts is again on the Republican chopping block. Now that House Republicans have torpedoed themselves in their war against the federal government on issues such as the disaster-relief bill, they are retreating to abolishing the NEA. Despite its tiny budget and size--just under $100 million--the NEA has become the main target of the GOP in the culture wars. Indeed, for Southern congressmen like House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.
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