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WASHINGTON: The Right Rev. Darin Moore, Presiding Prelate of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District and 99th bishop in succession of the A.M.E. Zion Church will be elected Chairperson of the Governing Board of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (NCC) on November 10, 2017, at the annual meeting of the Council at the Sheraton Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Bishop Moore has served as the NCC Vice-Chair for the past two years. Prior to that, he served as chair of the Finance Committee, in which role he restored fiscal health and discipline to the Council. This was a monumental task which required many hours of work and delicate diplomacy. Bishop Moore accomplished this with grace and tact. The NCC is now on a strong financial footing.

Most recently, Bishop Moore led a delegation of NCC denominational leaders to Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, and Israel. During the journey, the delegation met with His Excellency President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the acting US ambassador to Egypt Thomas Goldberger,  the Grand Mufti of Cairo, Ambassador Hanna Amireh of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus III of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Mr. Akiva Tor, Head of Bureau for World Jewish Affairs and World Religions, Mr. Mike Hankey, Deputy US Consul General, and numerous other faith, government, and nongovernment leaders.

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. is the oldest and largest ecumenical organization in the country, representing 38 member denominations comprised of some 30 million Christians in more than 100,000 local congregations. The A.M.E. Zion Church is a founding member of the NCC, which was founded in 1908 and first known as the Federal Council of Churches. Today, the NCC is a diverse covenant community of 38 member communions and over 35 million individuals –100,000 congregations from Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African-American, and Living Peace traditions.

Today, the NCC carries out interreligious dialogues, faith & order conversations, social justice ministries, and owns and administers the copyrights of the Revised Standard and New Revised Standard Versions of the Holy Bible.