New Executive Committee of WCC to be held in Korea

( [email protected] ) May 06, 2004 07:59 PM EDT

The next Executive Commitee meeting of World Council of Churches (WCC) will be held in Seoul during August of this year. The preparation cost is estimated to be $80,000 for hosting Korean churches.

Korean National Council of Churches (KNCC) delivered official documents to WCC commitee stating their desire to host the event in Korea. This year's conference is the first one to be held in a region outside Geneva, Switzerland.

The commitee gathering will last from Aug 24 to 27 in Holiday Inn, Seoul.

Chriatians in Korea have shown ambivalence to the unforeseen event. Many have commended such growth of Korean Christian involvement in the world, but projected expenses have become a burden to WCC and KNCC members.

WCC consists of 150 members for the central commitee, and 24 members for the Executive commitee; 40 members anticipate attendance for the upcoming Executive Commitee meeting in Korea.