CEC Assembly Newsletter #8 19.07.09

Caption: Morning Worship in the Congress Centre led by Rev. Isabelle Bousquet. Photo: Daniel Barton/CEC



Behind the Faces

Communication is his passion as well as his profession but it is not so much the world of mass media that his forte rather the more “behind the scenes” communication that flows from a deep knowledge and wide experience of working in multi-lingual situations.

Read more about Robin Gurneys meeting with Karsten Fledelius here.



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Bureaucracy makes me dizzy

Simone Savin Gardberg of the Orthodox Church of Finland made the most of this morning’s coffee break to recovery from the complex business of the plenary sessions. She said: “This is the first time for me at a CEC Assembly, and I’m quite dizzy after the first day. There is too much at once, and I didn’t know what is going on. There is a huge bureaucratic structure.”

Fortunately Father Heikki Huttunen, the General Secretary of the Ecumenical Council of Finland was on hand to offer some advice. He also said that he wanted to emphasise the importance of friendship at international ecumenical gatherings.  “It’s about people listening to each other, respecting each other and becoming friends despite differences or disagreements.”



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