Michael A. Kinnamon
Rev. Michael A. Kinnamon is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister elected staff head of the NCC in November 2007. He serves as General Secretary for the National Council of Churches.
Stop the War on Prayer
- "We the undersigned call on believers of all faiths to join us in denouncing the dangerous 'War on Prayer' being waged in America. We believe it is time to shine light on the hypocrisy of politicians and pundits who expound on the freedom of religion for their chosen sects while seeking to tell our Muslim brothers and sisters where they can and cannot worship. Using a political podium to bully a religious community threatens one of our most fundamental freedoms."
National Council of Churches
Council on Foreign Relations
Kinnamon serves on the Council on Foreign Relations - Religion Initiative Advisory Committee, as of March 15, 2010:
On December 1 2011, General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba , received Reverend Michael Kinnamon, general secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States, who is leading a delegation of religious leaders from different denominations on a visit to Cuba.
During the meeting, they discussed working relations between the Cuban Council of Churches and that of the United States, which have joined forces to achieve the elimination of the blockade, the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States, and the return of the five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in that country.
Also present at the meeting were Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla; Caridad Diego, director of the Religious Affairs Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party; as well as Reverends Marcial Miguel Hernández Salazar and Pablo Odén Marichal Rodríguez, president and executive secretary of the Cuban Council of Churches, respectively.
Reverend Kinnamon and the delegation accompanying him also met with family members of the Five, showed interest in details of the case and expressed their support for the release of these men.