Meeting deepens collaboration between WCRC and WCC

Setri Nyomi, interim general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), met with World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Jerry Pillay during a recent visit to Geneva.

“In the ecumenical movement, we serve our churches best when we work together,” Nyomi said about the meeting.

“It was really great to meet formally with Setri Nyomi since his appointment as general secretary of the WCRC, an organization which I once served as president from 2010 to 2017,” said Pillay. “It was good to catch up on the developments of the WCRC and their continued work as they move towards their next General Council in October 2025.”

Nyomi returned to the WCRC as its interim general secretary in January. He previously served as general secretary for the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the WCRC from April 2000 through August 2014.

“The World Communion of Reformed Churches and the WCC have a longstanding close relationship,” said Nyomi. “My meeting with Jerry this morning affirms this relationship and what we can do together in the one ecumenical movement.”

Pillay described the “sustained collaboration” between the WCRC and the WCC over many years in programmes on justice, unity, theology, and mission. “Most of our discussions in our meeting revolved around further collaboration in the areas of communication and preparations towards the WCRC General Council,” said Pillay. “The WCC is always keen to assist other ecumenical organizations and communions in ways where and when possible. We look forward to our continued work with the WCRC and pray with them for a successful General Council.”

Nyomi affirmed the collaboration in the areas of justice—especially economic and climate justice. “We appreciate ways in which the WCC has made a commitment to journey with us in strengthening our communications as well as in our preparations towards our 27th General Council next year,” he said. “On our part, the WCRC will continue to journey with the WCC as it prepares to commemorate the 1,700th anniversary of the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.”

(Article and image courtesy of the WCC.)

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