From June 15 – 18, 2022, His Eminence Mor Dionysius John Kawak and Miss Rima Barsoum, represented our Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch in the meetings of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee at the Ecumenical Center in Geneva for the first time since 2018.
The WCC governing body acknowledge the grave crises facing the world and brought a spirit of joyful gathering as preparations for the WCC 11th Assembly continue.
The agenda included review and action on the draft unity statement for the assembly, as well as on amendments proposed by the working group on constitution and rules, and by-laws for two commissions.
The WCC’s central committee also elected Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay as the ninth general secretary at its June 17, 2022, meeting.