Fr Dr K M George, Fr Dr Bijesh to represent Malankara Orthodox at WCC’s Ecumenical Peace Conference

Written By: on May 17th, 2011 and filed under Features, News, World News.

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Fr Dr K M George, Principal of the Orthodox Theological Faculty, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam and Fr Dr Bijesh Philip, Principal, St Thomas Orthodox Theological Seminary (STOTS), Nagpur, will represent the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church community at the International Ecumenical Peace Conference (IEPC).

The Conference is being organised by World Council of Churches (WCC) at Kingston, Jamaica from May 17-24.

Hosted by the Jamaican Council of Churches and the Caribbean Council of Churches, the IEPC will be the major ecumenical event prior to the 10th Assembly of the WCC in 2013 in Busan, Korea.

Fr Dr Bijesh Philip reached Jamaica from Tampa in the west coast of Florida yesterday.

On Wednesday, May 18, the plenary will witness opening, DOV celebration, keynote address, and greetings.
The scheduled speakers are Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit (WCC General Secretary), Rev Dr Paul Gardner, Rev Dr Margot Kässmann, Metropolitan Dr Hilarion of Volokolamsk and Canon Dr Paul Oestreicher.

On Friday May 20, Fr.Dr K M George is a scheduled speaker on the plenary ‘Peace with the Earth’.
Other impressive speakers include Rev Tafue M Lusama, Sr Ernestina López Bac, Adrian Shaw and Lic Elias Crisostomo Abramides and others.

The video streams will be live from the Mona campus of the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.

An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church.

The present WCC general secretary is Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the (Lutheran) Church of Norway. Their headquarters is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Click For More Articles By:

Readers are welcome to leave their thoughts and reflections below by posting a comment on this topic.
(2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Email This Post Email This Post

Print This Post Print This Post

Disclaimer: Indian Orthodox Herald does not moderate or edit the comments posted in this column. All opinions are solely of the writers and IOH holds no responsibility what so ever for the views written here below.

Leave a Reply

Advertisement CLICK HERE

Photo Gallery

Log in / © 2002-2009 BMM Creations Inc. All Rights Reserved.