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President Obama Appoints LCCR Coalition Members to His Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

April 6, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis

Today, four LCCR coalition members were appointed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships:
  • Rev. Peg Chemberlin, president-elect of the National Council of Churches USA;
  • Harry Knox, director of the Human Rights Campaign's Religion and Faith Program;
  • Anthony Picarello, general counsel of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and
  • Nancy Ratzan, president of the National Council of Jewish Women.

The President's Advisory Council is part of the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and will be made up of 25 leaders, religious and secular, who will serve one-year terms. 

The appointees join two other LCCR coalition members - Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Father Larry J. Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA – who were appointed in February.

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