Source: The National Council of Churches
On January 21, 2004 The National Council of Churches reported, "The National Council of Churches USA (NCC) and the National Education Association (NEA) convened a daylong interfaith meeting to develop proposals for how religious groups can work with parents, teachers and administrators to support and improve public schools. The January 14 gathering drew close to 70 national, state and local leaders, representing Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish and Bah’ai congregations, as well as the National PTA, the American Association of School Administrators, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National School Boards Association, among others. Reg Weaver, president of the NEA, told the summit, 'Educating every child in America to the fullest extent of his or her potential is as much a moral imperative as it is a civic duty. We are on a mission to great public schools for every child, and I can think of no better way to achieve this goal than to partner with the community and this includes working with institutions of faith.'"