Is <title>Clueless: The Courtships of the NCC by Mark Tooley

Clueless: The Courtships of the NCC

Church News from Washington

by Mark Tooley

Religious pluralism and relations with non-Christian religions was a major theme of the National Council of Churches (NCC) annual General Assembly meeting in Washington, D.C. on November 13–15, 1997. “Our traditions and realities differ,” observed Margaret Thomas of the NCC’s Commission on Interfaith Relations. “We must ask who is not at the table.”

The growth of Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and other non-Christian minorities in the United States should be greeted not with alarm but with acceptance, urged NCC speakers. Harvard professor Diana Eck, a United Methodist laywoman active with the World Council of Churches, led the assembly in discussion about moving from &# . . .