Middle East Council of Churches
Unofficial news from the Middle Eastern Christian Ecumenical organization.
Maintained by Tom Scudder
Friday, August 29, 2003
Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia, the new General Secretary of the World Council of Churches:
The Rev. Dr Sam Kobia, currently WCC special representative for Africa, has been elected as the new general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Kobia will succeed Rev. Dr Konrad Raiser, and will take office in January 2004.
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Official Site: Letter of Condolence to the UN
As you know, the MECC has ministered in Iraq since 1990. We have worked with your staff and with all others bent upon easing the suffering of war and of the Sanctions, and upon helping the Iraqi people regain their dignity and vitality. We will continue to serve as we are able, focusing the commitment of the Middle East’s churches and all our brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the world. As instructed by the gospel, we will work for those things that make for justice and peace, for refreshing in human souls self-esteem and hope, and for breaking down the dividing walls of enmity and so bring reconciliation.
posted by Tom at 3:07 PM
Sunday, August 24, 2003
In Iraq, the chaldean synod is meeting to elect a new patriarch to succeed Rafael Bidawid, who died in July. They started meeting on August 19. A Zenit news release (with no info beyond this blurb) is here. There is as yet no word out from the meeting on the net (or at least nothing Google can see).
posted by Tom at 4:58 PM