Sang Chang M.Div.
YDS in Korea
Dean Gregory E. Sterling, associate dean John Lindner, professor Mary Moschella, and current student Derick Dailey joined 3,000 representatives from 345 church bodies, representing 500 million Christians in 110 countries, for the tenth assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan, Korea. The dean and Lindner also met with some of the more than 50 Korean YDS alumni. Given the explosion of Christianity in parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, building relationships at the WCC is an important step toward a more global YDS, and creating opportunities to engage with global Christian leaders. At this year’s assembly, Sang Chang ’70MDiv was elected to represent Asian Christianity as one of the eight presidents of the WCC. Joining the alumni reception were several global church leaders, including Sharon Watkins ’84MDiv, the current head of the Disciples of Christ; Geoffrey Black ’72MAR, the current head of United Church of Christ; Clifton Kirkpatrick ’68BD, the former president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and former stated secretary of the Presbyterian Church (USA); Setri Nyomi ’81STM, general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches; and Silishebo Silishebo ’94STM, general secretary of the United Church of Zambia.
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