President Obama Appoints LCCR Coalition Members to His Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
April 6, 2009 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
- 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.