Pittsburgh PA: View of the choir and attendees at the annual Easter Sunrise Services held at the Civic Arena - 1962. The Council of Churches staged the event that included members of local Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Baptist and other denominations in the Pittsburgh Area. This year the the roof was not opened due to weather.
The Council of Churches was a merger of three local groups; Allegheny County Sabbath School Association, the Pittsburgh Council of Churches and the Council of Weekday Religious Education. The council's objection was to better relate and understand other religions including the local Jewish, African American, Catholic and Christian churches in the downtown Pittsburgh area.