The President of the United States Council of Churches, Rev. James E. Winkler is selected as the keynote speaker at the 32nd General Assembly of the Liberia Council of Churches slated for November 28 through December 1, 2018. The Assembly will take place at the St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on 10th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia.
Rev. Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of the United States of America at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute was instrumental through her development agency, Church World Service (CWS), in advocating for the deferment of deportation from the USA of Liberians on TPS/DED.
According to the President of the LCC, Bishop Kortu Brown, several activities and discussions and expected to take place during the duration of the Assembly. Topics for discussions, according to the LCC President noted, will border on peace and justice, the economy, Bicentennial Celebration of the church in Liberia, reporting, promoting “Waking the Giant” initiative, amongst other things.
Other important prominent church leaders will be arriving in the country for the occasion. This includes guests from the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
According to Bishop Brown, the President of the All-Africa Council of Churches (AACC), Bishop Arnold Temple, will represent the General Secretary of the World Council of Churches.
Bishop Dr. Kortu Brown indicated that churches from across the country, the government of Liberia, ecumenical partners, church leaders and civil society amongst others will form part of the ceremony.
He further disclosed that the President of the International Council for Human Rights based in Germany, Bishop Thomas Schirmacher, will also address the assembly on peace and justice as national tools for reconciliation and development.
The quest of honor, Rev. Jim Winkler, James Winkler is the President and General Secretary of the National Council of Churches. As President and General Secretary, he speaks for the Council, works with staff, board members, Christian and interfaith leaders and is responsible for providing leadership and management of daily affairs and operations. Prior to his work with the National Council of Churches, he served as General Secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society.