A Canadian, John Gibaut, is new director of WCC Faith & Order

 — Nov. 7, 20077 nov. 2007

[St. Paul U.] Professor John St. H. Gibaut, from St. Paul University in Ottawa, has been appointed as the new director of the World Council of Churches‘ Commission on Faith and Order. According to a press release from the university, Prof. Gibaut will take up his duties in Geneva in January, 2008.

In 1994, Professor Gibaut earned a doctorate in theology (Th.D.) from Trinity College and the University of Toronto. He has taught in the Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, a Roman Catholic University with a pontifical charter, since 1994, specializing in liturgical and historical theology. From 1994 to 2003, he served as the Director of Anglican Studies within the Faculty of Theology. He has been associate professor of Church History and Secretary of the Faculty since 2004. Through the years he has contributed greatly to the ecumenical character of the Faculty’s engagement in theological education. Professor Gibaut’s commitment to the task of theological dialogue in service of Christian unity is reflected in his participation as a member of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue of Canada, the Faith and Witness Commission of the Canadian Council of Churches, the International Commission of the Anglican-Orthodox Theological Dialogue, and the International Anglican Standing Commission on Ecumenical Relations. He has served as Canon Theologian of the Anglican diocese of Ottawa. As Director of the Faith & Order Commission, Professor Gibaut will serve as a member of the Joint Working Group between the World Council of Churches and the Roman Catholic Church. An experienced educator, he hopes to encourage a greater awareness of the work of Faith and Order and of the need for strong ecumenical formation in centers of theological education.

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