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The National Council of Churches has appointed its deputy general secretary to serve as the organization’s acting general secretary. Clare Chapman, who has handled finance and administration for the New York–based ecumenical organization, will serve until a successor for Bob Edgar is chosen. Edgar, who led the NCC for almost eight years, left the organization officially last month to become the new president of Common Cause, a Washington-based nonpartisan advocacy group. Said Michael Livingston, NCC president: “Clare will carry us through to the end of the year, when we expect to have our next general secretary in place.” A search committee began this summer to discuss possible candidates for the position.

 

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