Ecumenical News International

World Council of Churches seeks candidates for top job

December 11, 2008

Geneva (ENI).  The World Council of Churches has announced plans to find a successor to the Rev. Samuel Kobia after the general secretary of the WCC had stated in February he did not wish, for personal reasons, to take on a second term of office. "The general secretary - man or woman - will be expected to be a gifted, skilled and experienced Christian theologian and leader with deep spiritual discernment grounded in Scripture and prayer," states a document on the role and responsibilities of the position distributed to WCC member churches, with an 8 December letter by the WCC's Brazilian moderator, the Rev. Walter Altmann. The deadline for applications is 28 February.



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