The Rev. Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, made an extraordinary statement outside the White House today. The subject was torture, but the application far wider:

“The churches that make up the National Council of Churches do not agree on all things,” said the Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, NCC General Secretary, addressing the interfaith gathering in front of the White House, “but on this we agree: all human life is precious because it bears the image of God.

There was no immediate word regarding when various NCC denominations, such as the Episcopal Church, the PCUSA, the ELCA, or the UCC, will be changing their statements on abortion to bring them into line with this ecumenical agreement.