WCC Heralds New Leader
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(ENI)--Kenyan songs and African drums heralded the installation of Rev. Sam Kobia, a Methodist from Kenya, as the new general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC).
"Serving the churches and the ecumenical vision will sustain my life and work," Mr. Kobia, the first African to hold the WCC's top executive post, pledged at an installation service at the council's Geneva headquarters.
In his sermon, Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. quoted American civil rights leader Martin Luther King who once said that "eleven o'clock on Sunday morning (when may U.S. churches hold their services) is the …
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Publication information: Article title: WCC Heralds New Leader. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 130. Issue: 4 Publication date: April 2004. Page number: 12. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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