CWS invites you to a reception for the Rev Dr Kim Dong-Sung, Asia Secretary World Council of Churches, in Christchurch.
The reception will be held at 5.30pm Thursday 8 November at the CWS Office, 7 Halkett Street.Rev Kim is a high flyer in the global inter-church movement and a specialist in new morally based thinking on economics and global finance. He was at the recent Global Ecumenical Conference on“New International Financial and Economic Architecture” held in Brazil in September.He is part of a strengthening global faith based search for new ways of running the world economy that has emerged since the Global Financial Crisis tipped much of the world into recession and economic uncertainty. Rev Kim is in New Zealand for the Anglican Consultative Council and he will also be attending the Methodist Church Conference in Wellington. He represents the new and upcoming leadership of the global ecumenical movement. In this capacity he will speak about current developments in the WCC and in particular about the statement on alternative global financial and economic architecture, developed at the Global Ecumenical Conference. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church of South Korea and prior to his appointment at the WCC he was the Assistant Pastor, Saemoonan Presbyterian Church, Seoul, Korea and prior to that the Junior Ecumenical Officer with the Presbyterian Church of Korea. The Presbyterian Church is a major force in South Korean Christian affairs, a particularly significant fact given that South Korea will be hosting the World Council of Churches Assembly in Busan next year.
Please RSVP by Tuesday 6 November for catering purposes or ring (03) 366 9274.