CWS acknowledges the major contribution of Philip Potter.
He died on 31 March in Germany at the age of 93. He served as the third General Secretary of the World Council of Churches from 1972-1984 and the first from a developing country. Credited for increasing the WCC’s commitment to justice and peace, he is remembered as a strong and lively proponent of the ecumenical movement. In the post-colonial era, he helped churches deal with some of the challenges they faced as well as encouraging their deeper involvement in the issues of their time.
He was born in Roseau, Dominica, in the West Indies.
Read the WCC tribute here.