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Governing Board holds first meeting in Geneva

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 novembre 2013

Ecumenical church centre in Langendorf SO, Swi...

Ecumenical church centre in Langendorf SO, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Governing Board of the Conference of European Churches began its first meeting at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on Tuesday.CEC President, the Rt Rev. Christopher Hill, Bishop of Guildford in England, who retires from the position on November 30, opened the proceedings with prayers in the chapel of the Ecumenical Centre.There, prayers were offered for those languishing in warring Syria, people suffering from the super typhoon in the Philippines and for the people of Europe who face debilitating economic conditions.
Until the 14th CEC Assembly in Budapest in June and July of this year the main governing body of CEC was its Central Committee. CEC’s new constitution replaces the Central Committee with the Governing Board.
Very Rev. Karin Burstrand, the Dean of Gothenburg in the Church of Sweden is one of the two vice-presidents along with His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France who stepped down as President.
World Council of Churches General Secretary, Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, spoke to Board members later, exchanging views about ecumenical organisations undergoing change.
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a communion of 115 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all European countries, and 40 organisations in partnership. It was founded in 1959 and the CEC has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Strasbourg.

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Orthodox Handbook on Ecumenism to be presented at 10th WCC Assembly in Busan

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 novembre 2013

Volos. Basilika

Volos. Basilika (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Orthodox and ecumenical scholars are to present the Orthodox Handbook on Theological Education and Ecumenism at the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Busan, Republic of Korea on Wednesday, 6 November.The work was coordinated by an editorial group from the different Orthodox and ecumenical organizations including the WCC and the Conference of European Churches along with a team from Volos Academy in Greece. The Regnum Studies in Global Christianity pulication explores the issues that the global church struggles with, focusing particularly on churches in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.The presentation will take in Busan’s Bexco conference centre in Busan at which xxxx will be present.The group completed its final work during September in a meeting at the Ecumenial Centre in Geneva.The series publishes studies that will help the global church learn not only from past and present, but also from provocative and prophetic voices for the future. The editors and the publisher particularly pray that the series as a public space will encourage the southern churches to make an important contribution to the shaping of a healthy future for global Christianity. The editors invite theological seminaries and universities from around the world to submit relevant scholarly dissertations for possible publication in the series. It is hoped that the series will provide a forum for South-to-South as well as South-to-North dialogues.The handbook will provide an essential new tool to work out proper teaching curriculums and essential readings for courses on relations to other churches, ecumenical dialogue and World Christianity in Orthodox churches. The preparation of the resource book is a project of the WCC Programme on Ecumenical Theological Education (WCC/ETE) in cooperation with the Conference of European Churches and Volos Academy.Present at the 17 to 19 September editorial meeting at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva were: Father Thomas FitzGerald, Professor of Church History and Ecumenical Theology at Hellenic College in Maryland, USA; Nikolaos Asproulis, from the Academy for Theological Studies, Volos, Greece; Pantelis Kalaitzidis, Director of the Volos Academy for Theological Studies in Greece; Guy Liagre, General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches and Dietrich Werner, Programme Coordinator for Ecumenical Theological Education at the WCC.
The Series editors are Ruth Padilla DeBorst, President, Latin American Theological Fraternity, Santiago, Chile; Hwa Yung, Bishop, The Methodist Church in Malaysia; Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; Wonsuk Ma, Executive Director, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, UK; Damon So, Research Tutor, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, UK; Miroslav Volf, Director, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, New Haven, MA, USA.

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