Rev. Dr. Daniel Rathnakara Sadananda, the General Secretary of the Church of South India (CSI)Synod and Dr. Susan Thomas, the President of the CSI Synod Women’s Fellowship attend the Executive Committee meeting of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), which has been taking place at the Korean Presbyterian Church Centennial Hall in South Korea from 10th to 16th of May 2018. Rev. Dr. Sadananda presented the vision statement of the WCRC and Dr. Susan Thomas is on the drafting committee. Dr. Susan Thomas extended the greetings of the CSI and WCRC to the Korean churches in a worship service at Young Aham Church.
Rev. Dr. Najla Kassab, the President of the WCRC, in her first address to the new Executive Committee of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, said, “We are grateful for God who brought us here in Seoul at this time where all efforts toward peace have started to bear fruits.”
Rev. Dr. Chris Ferguson, the General Secretary, presented his report to the Executive Committee, “giving thanks to the Living God for the rich and deep witness and work of our member churches, our officers group, our staff and our many networks and working groups who have sought in the past year to live out our identity as a global koinonia, called to communion and committed to justice.
This is the first meeting of the new Executive Committee, elected during last summer’s General Council in Leipzig, Germany. Besides conducting their business, the Executive Committee will deepen the WCRC’s involvement in the Korean peace process by holding a prayer vigil in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), worshipping in local churches and hearing from Korean church leaders.
Focusing on growing together in communion, the Executive Committee meetings had deliberations on the following aspects:
· Strengthening and empowering the work of the regions
· Communicating through new media to more people more regularly
· Reporting to the Executive Committee throughout the year
· Promoting the WCRC to the world
· Strengthening relations with key partners
CSI Synod Communications with inputs from WCRC Communication Department.