Pittsburgh PA: View of a speaker at the annual Council of Churches Easter Sunrise Services held at the Civic Arena. 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 roof was not opened due to weather.
The Council of Churches was a merger of three local groups; the 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.