WCC General Secretary Discusses Impact of Interfaith Work on Ecumencial Theology

October 6, 2004

Source: Ekklesia


On October 6, 2004 Ekklesia reported, "An intensive schedule of meetings between Dr. Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Canadian churches culminated on Sunday 2 October in Ottawa. Speaking at a city-wide ecumenical service in Southminster United Church, Kobia outlined his understanding of a changing ecumenism which, he said, is characterized by increased bilateral dialogue, fewer multilateral structures, the shift of Christianity from North to South and a growing hunger for spirituality. Kobia’s visit to Canada began in Toronto on 1 October, where he made a major presentation on the 'Impact of Interfaith Relations on Ecumenical Theology and Practice' to mark the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism."