WCC 2013: On the Road to Busan

 — Oct. 24, 201324 oct. 2013

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In just under 22 hours I fly to Vancouver for the first leg of my long journey to Busan, South Korea for the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Actually, I began this journey over a year ago when I was selected as one of the United Church’s delegates to the Assembly. So far my journey has included mostly reading and reflection. In April, I met several of the other Canadians who will be at the Assembly in South Korea. We gathered in Toronto for a time of orientation and community building. It was exciting to meet so many people who share my passion for ecumenism and who are all committed to growing the ecumenical movement here in Canada and globally. We will be a diverse group representing the Canadian churches at the Assembly… but I know we won’t even begin to reflect the vast diversity of people who will gather in Busan in just a few days. I can hardly wait to experience it!

The theme of this Assembly is “God of Life, lead us to justice and peace.” It is with this prayer in my heart that I prepare myself for the next leg of this journey to Busan. And I ask for your prayers to accompany me as well – prayers for the Assembly and all who will gather there; prayers for the World Council of Churches and its on-going efforts towards unity, justice and peace; prayers for the people of Korea as they strive for healing and reunification; prayers for the Church throughout the world, that we might come closer to Jesus’ vision of unity and communion in Christ.

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