CEC Assembly Newsletter #6 16.07.09

Caption: Gathering Service in St. Bonaventure with youth leading procession. Photo: Johan Ehrning/CEC

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Did you know that the Assembly website is continuously updated with pictures? Click here to see them. Also there is an Assembly is blogging and tweeting around the clock.

The blog has a number of posts from stewards, delegates and others about what is happening at the Assembly. To read the blog go here.

There is also an Assembly Twitter account, which is carrying up-to-the-minute news and views on the Assembly proceedings. To read it go here.

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Official Assembly Photographer

Daniel Barton comes from the Czech Republic. His background is in law and theology. He is a member of the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren and has been actively involved in ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, particularly in the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe and in the World Conference of Religions for Peace. He likes taking pictures of diverse people around the globe which is what brought him also to this Assembly.

Signs of Hope in Bulgaria

What does ecumenism look like in Bulgaria? A country in transition since joining the European Union in 2007, how are Chrisitians working together to support each other in mission and service?Rev. Daniel Topalski tells his story here.



Sweet dreams

Colin Ride, the cool and unflappable moderator of the Nominations Committee, was seen loitering in the foyer earlier today.  Colin has a big job to ensure that the committee achieves balance in the lists of names that it proposes to the Assembly – it’s a bit like trying to construct a three-dimensional jigsaw.  

Colin says that he dreamt last night that an angel came down and sorted all the work of the Nominations Committee for him.  Then he had a second dream and realised that he was the angel!  

Hopefully the work of the Nominations Committee won’t be a nightmare, and we all wish Colin sweet dreams for the rest of the Assembly.



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