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9 December 2009
"The greatest privilege an individual could ever have"
In a 10-minute interview available online at the website of the World Council of Churches (WCC) the Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia reflects on his six-year term as the general secretary of the WCC – the broadest and most inclusive organized expression of the ecumenical movement.
Good and not so good memories, encouraging experiences, progress and challenges of the ecumenical movement are addressed by Kobia. He also speaks of his hopes and dreams for the future of Christian unity, and what being the WCC general secretary meant to him: "the greatest privilege an individual could ever have".
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The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, from the [Lutheran] Church of Norway. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.