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On January 19, 2021, National Council of Churches joined with many of our member communions to call for an immediate five-year extension of the New START treaty, in order to avoid a nuclear crisis interfering with the other urgent priorities facing the nation and the world — from containing the pandemic to restarting the economy. Equally, a five-year extension would provide a period of predictability for new negotiations on further steps to reduce nuclear dangers.

Bishop George E. Battle, Jr.
Senior Bishop
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Charlotte, NC

The Rev. Paula Clayton Dempsey
Director of Partnership Relations
Alliance of Baptists
Raleigh, NC

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian
Executive Director
Armenian Orthodox Church
Washington, DC

The Rev. Carlos L. Malave
Executive Director
Christian Churches Together
Louisville, KY

Bishop Lawrence Reddick
Senior Bishop
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Dallas, TX

The Rev. Paul Tché
Christian Unity and Interfaith Ministry
Indianapolis, IN

The Rev. Dr. Nathan Hosler
Director, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
Church of the Brethren
Washington, DC

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
New York, NY

The Rev. Margaret Rose
Director, Ecumenical Interreligious Relations
The Episcopal Church
New York, NY

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton
Presiding Bishop
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Chicago, IL

The Rev. Nicolas Kazarian
Ecumenical Officer
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
New York, NY

The Rev. Herman Harmelink
Ecumenical Officer
International Council of Community Churches
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Rev. Glen Guyton
Executive Director
Mennonite Church USA
Elkhart, IN

The Rev. Dr. Betsy Miller
President of the Provincial Elders’ Conference
Moravian Church Northern Province
Bethlehem, PA

Mr. James Winkler
President and General Secretary
National Council of Churches
Washington, DC

Christie Duncan-Tessmer
General Secretary
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Philadelphia, PA

The Rev. Dr. J Herbert Nelson, II
Stated Clerk
Presbyterian Church, USA
Louisville, KY

Dr. Tarunjit Butalia
Executive Director
Religions for Peace USA
New York, NY

Rabbi Jonah Pesner
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Washington, DC

Rabbi Rick Jacobs President
Union for Reform Judaism
New York, NY 10017

The Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer
General Minister and President
United Church of Christ
Cleveland, OH

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe
General Secretary
The United Methodist Church – General Board of Church and Society
Washington, DC