NCC is an ecumenical partnership of 38 Christian faith groups in the United States. Its member communions include mainline Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, African-American, evangelical, and historic peace churches. Together, they encompass more than 100,000 local congregations and 40 million adherents.
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From May 16, 2021, many Roman Catholic churches in Germany planned to hold blessings of same-sex marriages in open defiance of the Holy See. The head of the German Bishops Conference has spoken against gay blessings but the lay organisation, the Central Committee of German Catholics , is in favour.
Apr 13, 2020 · Preface. The Road to Socialism USA is the Program of the Communist Party USA, adopted in 2005 and updated by our 100 th Anniversary Convention in 2019 in Chicago. It offers our view of the path from the struggles of the present all the way to socialism, a strategy of struggle, unity, reform, and revolution.
Austria's Religious Landscape Legal basis - Personal rights . Freedom of religion is a statutorily guaranteed right in Austria, the legal foundation – starting with the Patents of Tolerance of 1781/82 – having been created over a period of about two centuries.
Mar 29, 2021 · The following analysis of declines in church membership relies on three-year aggregates from 1998-2000 (when church membership averaged 69%), 2008-2010 (62%), and 2018-2020 (49%). The aggregates allow for reliable estimates by subgroup, with each three-year period consisting of data from more than 6,000 U.S. adults.
The United States was the first country to adopt a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) over 50 years ago, and the law is actively used by journalists, civil society groups, researchers, and members of the public.