New Appointments at WCC Specialise in Advocacy and Interfaith Dialogue

October 25, 2007


Two people known for their achievements in faith-based advocacy and interfaith dialogue, have been engaged by the Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC).

The new staff members will head the programme on Public witness and the programme on Inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.

The programmes enable bilateral dialogues, regional and cross-cultural encounters on perceptions of "the other" and on issues such as conversion; engages churches in reflections on what it means to be Christian in a world of many religions; and accompanies and equips the churches for advocacy in countries where religion is at the centre of conflicts.

The new appointments complete the reconfiguration of the WCC staff leadership following the WCC 9th Assembly in 2006.