Dollars and signs

NCC revisits the vision thing

One figure concentrates the attention of Robert Edgar, chief executive of the National Council of Churches: $650,000. That’s the amount of cash the ecumenical organization must come up with every two weeks to meet payroll. Edgar, who took the helm January 1, reminded the council’s 50-member executive board last month that since employees are paid every 14 days rather than twice a month, there are two months each year that contain three paydays—which means a cash demand of $195,000.


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