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Central Maryland Ecumenical Council
A Christian Voice for Peace, Justice, Sustainability, and Equality  
The Ecumenical Leaders Group
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 The Ecumenical Leaders Group (ELG) is made up of the senior leaders (Bishops and Executives) of various Christian faith communities in Maryland - Episcopal, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Christian Science, and others. 

CMEC staffs and promotes the gathering of the denominational leaders in Central Maryland for the purpose of promoting dialogue among the leadership. Additionally, this vehicle is utilized for the denominational leaders to support positions that are consistent with the teachings of Jesus. 

In the last several years, the ELG  worked to support legislation to promoting the rights of immigrants  (the Maryland Dream Act), ending the death penalty in Maryland and reducing gun violence through the Firearms Safety Act 2013. And in 2014, they worked to end the child refugee crisis. They also are working to foster environmental justice within Christian communities. 

The Ecumenical Leaders Group meets alternate months (January, March, May, July, September, November) at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD. 

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   Central Maryland 
      Ecumenical Council
   5400 Loch Raven Blvd
   Baltimore, MD 21239


Questions?
ELG Members speak at a forum on religion
 at  Goucher College
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Climate Change: the moral challenge of our time  Op ed in the Sunpapers  July 9, 2015  Read Here

Care for God's Creation [Letter in the Baltimore Sunpapers] September 22, 2014
From the Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland    Read Here

The Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland Statement
Caring for God’s Creation Move to 40% Renewable Energy: A Call to Climate Action Read More






The People of Faith Against the Death Penalty Board of Directors has voted to award the Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland and Central Maryland Ecumenical Council their Faith in Action Award.

​The mission of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is to educate and mobilize faith communities to act to abolish the death penalty in the United States.

The award will be given at PFADP's 20th anniversary banquet on Friday, November 14, 2014 in Chapel Hill. Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, will also receive an award.


Rev. Dr. John Deckenback​














1946-2016

Ecumenical Leaders Group of Maryland (Chairperson)
Conference Minister of the Central Atlantic Conference (United Church of Christ)

John Deckenback remembered as faithful servant to church and family