Last updated on: 3/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Clergy Council Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The Pledge’s affirmation that America is a nation ‘under God’ extends protection to atheist and monotheist alike, while comporting to a strict interpretation of the Constitution.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, National Clergy Council Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

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Description:

“National Clergy Council is a network of Christian leaders drawn from all traditions including Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Protestant clergy, members of religious orders and societies, religious educators, journalists, lawyers, and heads of para-church organizations. They are dedicated to bringing classical Christian moral instruction into discourse on public policy.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, National Clergy Council Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

Mission:

“Our Shared Mission is to bring classical Christian moral instruction to bear on the conversation and debate surrounding public policy and to mobilize the clergy for effective witness and work in the public square.”

National Clergy Council website (accessed Apr. 30, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(3)