Sent: Monday, April 02, 2007 2:21 PM
MECC Executive Committee Meets in Cairo, Egypt The MECC Executive Committee
met on March 1&2, 2007 in Mar Morcos Conference Center, Cairo, hosted by
H.H. Pope Shenouda III. On the agenda: the approval of previous meeting
minutes; MECC General Secretary's report of activities; financial report
presented by Ms. Lorenzo, elected Finance Secretary as of March 1, 2007; the
forthcoming MECC 9th General Assembly; a proposed plan for future MECC
structure and programs; a proposal for a new structure of ICNDR program in
Lebanon; the situation in the region in general and in Iraq, Lebanon and
Palestine in particular.
The Executive Committee took the following decisions:
1-The MECC 9th General Assembly will be held in Cyprus from 26-30 November
A preparatory committee was formed from representatives of the four Families
of Churches, members of the Council. to prepare with the MECC General
Secretariat for the Assembly. The outcome will be presented to the MECC
Presidents for approval.
2- The Assembly Preparatory Committee will finalize the proposed MECC
structure, taking into consideration the comments made by the Executive
Committee members, before May 2007 for approval by MECC Presidents. The
proposed structure will be presented to the MECC Partners during their
meeting in May 2007.
3-An ad hoc committee was formed of 4 Executive Committee members to further
discuss the proposed ICNDR structure and status, for finalization.
4- Service offered by the MECC in Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon will continue,
despite the difficult circumstances and the limited resources. The
meeting called upon those in responsible positions from all categories and
sides to work for reducing and ending the suffering in these countries by
all available means.
5- The ecumenical and Christian-Muslim dialogues will continue with an
emphasis on ³life together² and collaboration to serve the human being in
all the Arab countries where the Council works.
Middle East Council of Churches
Office of International Ecumenical Relations P.O. Box 5376, Beirut, Lebanon
Guirgis Ibrahim Saleh, General Secretary mecc@...