6/14/2009

Let the Reader understand.

Religious Intelligence, posted today a version of a George Conger article that has been out for a while. Anglican chief on WCC shortlist was mostly of interest to Anglicans because it appears Canon Kenneth Kearon was being considered for the post of General Secretary. I could not help noticing, however the following comment from the article:

"On June 5 the WCC stated it had not “officially released any names of candidates and does not confirm the accuracy of the ENI list.”

The moderator of the WCC’s Central Committee Dr Walter Altmann stated the search process was being conducted in a spirit of “Christian fellowship and ecumenical commitment and in confidentiality; thus, we deeply regret that these names were made public."

There is no indication as to how and from where ENI (Ecumenical News International) got the list. No one cares.

ENI states, "The joint sponsors of ENI, which is based at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, are the World Council of Churches, the Lutheran World Federation, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and the Conference of European Churches, which also have their headquarters at the Ecumenical Centre." It would appear that when the big guys in the professional journalistic world find a scrap of paper the news is about what is on the scrap.


Let the reader understand.

1 comment:

  1. I don't meant to sound flippant or cynical or anything like that, but these days does it really matter who the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches is? Frankly, does the WCC have anything to do with what's happening in most denominations, much less ordinary Christians? The last statement put out that actually had a significant impact was Baptism, Eucharist, & Ministry . . . in 1982. Ecumenism continues, but it seems that most of it doesn't have much if anything to do with the WCC.

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