Who We Are

  

Our Shared Mission is to bring classical Christian moral instruction to bear on the conversation and debate surrounding public policy and to mobilize the clergy for effective witness and work in the public square.

The National Clergy Council is a network of church leaders from Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. We use our voices, pens and pulpits to address the critical issues of the day and bring to them a proper perspective, informed by the Word of God and classical Christian moral instruction. Members, both clergy and lay, subscribe to a strict interpretation of the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. The NCC is not a lobbying group or partisan political organization, but rather a prophetic witness to Biblical Truth in the public arena.

Recognizing and respecting the proper boundaries of conscience between one another’s communions, we do not require members to say public prayers together nor concelebrate those sacraments or ordinances that would violate such boundaries. We instead concentrate on the areas of agreement where our shared Christian witness can make an effective difference.

Formed in Western New York in 1989, the National Clergy Council moved its headquarters to Washington, DC, in 1994. We are represented by the Council’s executive committee, a body that includes members from the following churches and denominations:

African Methodist Episcopal
Assemblies of God
Baptist (Independent, Southern, American)
Brethren
Charismatic Episcopal Church
Christian Church
Church of Christ
Episcopal Church USA
Evangelical Church Alliance
Full Gospel Baptist International
Independent
Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod, Conservative Association)
Melkite Catholic Church
Methodist Episcopal
Nazarene
Orthodox Church in America
Pentecostal
Presbyterian (USA, PCA, Reformed)
Reformed Church
Reformed Episcopal Church
Roman Catholic
United Methodist
Wesleyan
Zion Church

The NCC concerns itself with several core issues:

The Sanctity of Human Life (conception until natural death)
The Sanctity of Human Sexuality (to be expressed only within marriage between a man and a woman)
The Sanctity of Marriage (as between one man and one woman in lifelong monogamy)
The Sanctity of Family (expressed in its most natural and healthy way as the traditional configuration of mother, father and children, followed by extended family)
Ending Violence directed at the innocent, everywhere and in all of its forms
Religious Liberty issues

The NCC invites ordained and license