National Council of Churches president to speak in Rockford Sunday, Dec. 28

Jim Winkler
Jim Winkler

Staff Report

Jim Winkler, president of the National Council of Churches, will discuss “How Churches can Help Bring about World Peace” beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 28, at Grace United Methodist Church, 3555 McFarland Road, Rockford. The program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Winkler was elected general secretary/president of the National Council of Churches last year, and is a member of the Justice and Advocacy Commission of the National Council of Churches of the United States of America, a member of the steering committee of the Campaign for Health Care Now, a board member of several organizations, including the Faith and Politics Institute, Churches for the Middle East Peace, and Africa Action.

Winkler has served as general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), the international public policy and social justice agency of The United Methodist Church, since November 2000.

As the chief executive of the board, Winkler has led a staff of 22 who seek the implementation of the church’s social principles through education, witness and advocacy. The board carries out a wide-ranging ministry of peace and justice throughout the world, with offices in Washington, D.C., and New York.

Call (815) 964-7111 for more information.

From the Dec. 17-23, 2014, issue

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