Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, died suddenly this morning at the age of 69. In a news release announcing his passing, Common Cause Board Chair Robert Reich, said, “We are deeply saddened and shaken today by the passing of Bob Edgar. Bob will be remembered for his decency, kindness, compassion and humor.”
Bob was general secretary of the National Council of Churches from 2000 to 2007. During those years, Sojourners worked with him in anti-poverty efforts, and in attempting to prevent the beginning of the war in Iraq. He was an ordained United Methodist minister, and also served six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Please keep his wife Merle, and sons Andrew, David and Rob, and their families, in your prayers.