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Antiochian church is quitting national council

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America is quitting the National Council of Churches, saying membership "no longer contributes" to the mission of the denomination.

The Rev. George Kevorkian, assistant to the bishops at Englewood headquarters, said Antiochian delegates took this action due to the council's "very noticeable shift toward a political agenda," for instance involvement with secular organizations that take liberal stands on abortion.