Church Center for the United Nations
The Church Center for the United Nations, located across from the United Nations headquarters, was dedicated in 1962.
"Church leaders had worked to build support for the Declaration of Human Rights and urged government leaders to ratify agreements that supported the Declaration. In 1960 a dream for a Christian center that would support the work of the United Nations emerged and became a reality with the dedication of a building dedicated in 1962 which sits across from the UN Headquarters in NYC. Owned by the United Methodist Church, it houses tenants such as Church Women United, the American Baptists, the Presbyterians, the World Council of Churches, the Methodist Division of World Peace, and the United Church of Christ. The Church Center continues to offer educational seminars, hospitality, and opportunities for worship in the Tillman Chapel. (The National Episcopal Church Center is located two blocks away at 815 Second Avenue. Also housed at our Church Center is the Office of the Anglican Observer.)"
777 United Nations Plaza, 8th Floor
New York NY 10017
- Tracy Early, "Church center for United Nations marks 40 years," United Methodist News Service, November 6, 2003.