Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

Personalia. (Noteworthy)

Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

Personalia. (Noteworthy)

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The World Council of Churches executive committee appointed Peter Weiderud of Sweden as coordinator of the WCC international relations team and director of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, effective September 1, 2002. He succeeded Dwain Epps, who retired after twenty years with CCIA. Juan Carlos Michel, Argentine journalist, was appointed as WCC media relations officer. He succeeded Karin Achtelstetter of Germany, who resigned to become director of communications for the Lutheran World Federation.

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers elected a four-member General Council to lead the society for the next six years. The new superior general is John C. Sivalon, M.M., former regional superior of Maryknoll in Africa. A Montana native, he lectured from 1991 to 2001 in the department of sociology, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Francis T. McGourn, M.M., director of the department of missiology and professor of linguistics and semiotics at the Universidad Catolica Bolivia, Cochabamba, Bolivia, since 1995, was elected vicar general. John C. Barth, M.M., who served ten years with the Maryknoll mission in Cambodia and founded Rehabilitation for Blind Cambodians, was elected an assistant general. John J. McAuley, M.M., former pastor of Tomakomai, Omotomachi Parish and Shizunai Parish on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, and co-founder of Tomakomai Mission to Seamen, was also elected an assistant general. The new council took office on November 22. For details visit www. …

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