Magazine article Anglican Journal

Onward to Korea

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Onward to Korea

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Representatives of 345 member churches from more than 100 countries will gather in Busan, South Korea, for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches (WCC) this Oct. 30 to Nov. 8.

The Anglican Church of Canada--a founding member of the WCC in 1948--will send five representatives to serve in various capacities.

The voting delegates, chosen by the Council of General Synod (CoGS), are the Rev. Canon John Steele, diocese of British Columbia, and Melissa Green, Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior. Nicholas Pang, diocese of Montreal, chosen by the WCC from a pool of delegates, will be a voting member representing youth.

National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald will assume three roles: as part of the WCC group tasked with writing the Unity Statement issued at the end of every assembly, as a facilitator for a pre-assembly gathering on aboriginal issues and as a "consensus candidate" for president of the WCC's North American region.

Archdeacon Bruce Myers, the church's co-ordinator for ecumenical relations with the faith, worship and ministry department, will serve as adviser to the Canadian Anglicans. …

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