Network of Religious Communities

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Buffalo, NY 14209-2496

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Network of Religious Communities

About

The Network of Religious Communities (NRC) is a consolidation and expansion of the former Buffalo Area Council of Churches (1854) and the Buffalo Area Metropolitan Ministries (1975). Members include denominations/faith coordinating bodies, religious organizations and congregations serving Western New York and the Niagara Peninsula of Southern Ontario, Canada. Individuals supportive of the mission and purpose of the Network may become an auxiliary members.

The Network is a forum providing opportunities for cooperative ventures, the strengthening of our religious communities and the betterment of the community as a whole.

The archival collection of the NRC includes materials such as Board Minutes, Annual Reports, Annual Awards programs, Special Projects, Newsletters, publications, and other materials that document the NRC and its predecessor organizations, Erie County Sabbath School Association/Erie County Sunday School Association, Buffalo Federation of Churches, Buffalo Council of Churches, the Inter Church Council of Church Women, Council of Churches of Buffalo & Erie County, Buffalo Area Council of Churches, and the Buffalo Area Metropolitan Ministries.

Network of Religious Communities is a member of the Western New York Library Resources Council.

Collections

An Ecumenical Wind in Buffalo:  A History of the Local Council of Churches (Buffalo, New York) 1857-1977

"There is an ecumenical wind in Buffalo. It is a long prevailing wind much less of the moment than many suppose." by Harlan Frost An Ecumenical Wind in Buffalo provides a comprehensive overview of one hundred and twenty years of ecumenical cooperation in the Buffalo, New York region. Beginning with the formation of the Erie County Sunday School Association in 1857, it traces the history of cooperation through the Inter-Church Missionary Union and the numerous configurations of Council of Churches of Erie County, to the Buffalo Area Metropolitan Ministries and Buffalo Area Council of Churches in 1977.

Directories of the Network of Religious Communities (NRC) and Predecessor Organizations

The Network of Religious Communities (NRC) is an inter-religious/ecumenical organization of denominations and religious organizations located in Western New York. The NRC has collected meeting minutes, correspondence, directories and other projects from the predecessor organizations that date back from 1857 through current times. Among the topics covered are religious education, ecumenicalism, community relations and social welfare.

Minutes of the Network of Religious Communities (NRC) and Predecessor Organizations

The Network of Religious Communities (NRC) is an inter-religious/ecumenical organization of denominations and religious organizations located in Western New York. The NRC has collected meeting minutes, correspondence, directories and other projects from the predecessor organizations that date back from 1857 through the current times. Among the topics covered are religious education, ecumenicalism, community relations, and social welfare.