WCC convenes second meeting of faith-based healthcare providers
On the 28th of July 2020, the World Council of Churches (WCC) convened its second group meeting of church-based healthcare providers.
Participants included regional ecumenical organizations, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and church health associations and organizations. The International Christian Medical and Dental Association, Health Care Fellowship (USA), and Medical Mission Sisters were also represented.
This meeting was centered on forming a “Ecumenical Global Health COVID-19 Response Framework” and a proposed establishment of a WCC “Commission of the Churches on Health and Healing.”. Dr Mwai Makoka, WCC program executive for Health and Healing, led the discussion.
Fr. Stavros Kofinas, Coordinator of the Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care was asked to offer a “Reflection” and prayer at the beginning of the meeting.
Read: “Opening Reflections”
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August 13, 2020
Network of the Ecumenical Patriarchat
for Pastoral Health Care