National Council of Churches
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The NCC and its predecessor organizations have been a leading force in the Christian ecumenical movement in the United States for more than a century. The present Council was organized in 1950 as a merger of the Federal Council of Churches, formed by the Protestant denominations in 1908, and several other ecumenical organizations including the International Council of Religious Education, formed in 1905, but with origins in the 1830s.
The Council's sister organization, Church World Service, is a humanitarian and relief arm of the NCC's member communions and has work in more than 80 nations.
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