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Ecumenical News

WCC s2World Council of Churches  

New biography marks 120th anniversary of birth of ecumenical pioneer Visser ’t Hooft   

Willem A. Visser ’t Hooft was the first General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in 1948. He held this position until his retirement in 1966. Visser ’t Hooft was active in the Ecumenical space for most of his adult life and was instrumental in the development of the 20th-century ecumenical movement.

A new English-language version of the biography of Willem A. Visser ’t Hooft has recently been published to mark the 120th anniversary of his birth.

Read the WCC article: New biography marks 120th anniversary of birth of ecumenical pioneer Visser ’t Hooft    

 

WCC congratulates Dr Michel Abs, new secretary general for Middle East Council of Churches

World Council of Churches Interim General Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca sent a letter of congratulations, on 21 September 2020, to Dr Michel Abs on being elected as the next Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches.

 “When wars and conflicts, hunger and thirst, pain and loss, break our bodies and tremble our spirits, then only God’s hope, love and comfort drive us onward, steadfast, following the steps of Jesus and his disciples on the roads of Jerusalem, Antioch, Damascus, Nineveh, Sidon and Tyre,” wrote Sauca. “This is the case of the people and the churches of the Middle East today.”  WCC Interim General Secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Ioan Sauca 

Read the WCC article:  WCC congratulates Dr Michel Abs, new secretary general for Middle East Council of Churches

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