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ECFA Press Conference on Independent Commission to Review Major Policy Issues Affecting Churches and Other Religious Organizations Set for Jan. 7 in D.C.

National Accountability Organization Accepts Task from Sen. Grassley

Call-in Teleconference Option Available to Media

Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, TMays@InChristCommunications.Com

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- ECFA, a national accreditation organization for churches and other religious organizations, will hold an important press conference Friday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. EST in the Murrow Room at The National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington D.C.

The press conference will focus on an independent, national commission ECFA has formed in response to a request from U.S. Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-IA) that it lead a review and provide input on major accountability and policy issues affecting churches and other religious organizations.  

Members of the media who would like to participate by telephone can do so by calling 1-866-861-7917 and entering the pass code 401386#.  Media participating by phone should call in 10 minutes prior to start of the press conference to register.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to religious organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with ECFA standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. For more information about ECFA, including membership requirements and a listing of accredited members, visit www.ECFA.org or call (800) 323-9473.