Church Council Duties Defined

January 24, 2010

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Delegate members of the Massachusetts Council of Churches were challenged this weekend to continue to seek common ground in addressing the social, economic, and environmental problems racking the world. 

Additionally, they were urged to take a hard look at their own commitments to the ecumenical movement and Christian unity. 

The MCC held its 108th annual meeting yesterday at Assumption College, with much of the agenda focused on ways that Christian churches in the state can bond more closely to deal with such issues and ills as peace, human rights, discrimination, racism, poverty, hunger and health care. 

There was also some discussion of a report that looks at directions the organization may take through 2014. They include broadening the scope of Christian unity dialogue to seminaries and groups with very little representation at the MCC, and increasing interfaith involvement with Muslim and Jewish faith groups.