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World Council of Churches

 
  Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay, the general secretary elect of the World Council of Churches (WCC). 

Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay elected as new WCC general secretary

Dr Pillay is the ninth general secretary in the WCC’s history since the fellowship of churches was founded in 1948. He will take up his position 1 January 2023.

Pillay is currently dean of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Pretoria. A member of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa, he is from South Africa.

“May the WCC global fellowship warmly welcome you, pray for you, and show you in every way that we care for you as you take on important leadership in our ongoing journey toward Christian unity,” she said. “You and the ecumenical movement are making history—and forming a future in which we can live out God’s love for one another and for all.”

Dr Agnes Abuom, WCC central committee moderator

The general secretary serves as the WCC’s chief executive officer, and leads the WCC’s work, including final responsibility for WCC’s work and its staff.  

Read more:

Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay elected as new WCC general secretary | World Council of Churches (oikoumene.org)  


 
  Some members of the team gathered in Bossey: Mr George Lemopoulos, Ms Emily Jane Evans, Mrs Celina Falk and Mr Juan Carlos Caves Quispe.  Photo: Marcelo Schneider/WCC  

Assembly leadership meeting convenes at Bossey

An assembly leadership meeting was convened at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute from 20-21 June.

The group are preparing for the WCC 11th Assembly with the delegates and presidents nominated to lead assembly business, assembly committees and thematic plenaries. Involved in the group is Australian, Emily Evans, of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Read:  Assembly leadership meeting convenes at Bossey | World Council of Churches (oikoumene.org)  

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