Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Speaking at the assembly on Wednesday ...

Well on Wednesday morning at the first plenary the following people will be speaking: Cardinal Josip Bozanic, His All Holiness Patriarch Batholomeos, Rev. Anthony Peck, Evelina Martelli, Romanian President Trajan Bacescu, Sarah Numico, Monika Heitz, Cardinal Peter Erdo, Rev Jean Arnold de Clermont, Metropolitan Daniel of Moldova and Bucovina, ArchbishopIoan Robu of Bucarest, Bishop Laszlo Tokes, Cardinal Walter Ksper, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, Bishop Wolfgang Huber and Rev Samuel Kobia. All that from 9.00 to 13.00 with a 15 minute break - and two eminent lay women, Ms Francine Wild and Dr Alison Eliot will chair the proceedings.
I am very committed to ecumenism. I am also a feminist theologian. Hence the picture taken this evening at the opening action to honour the Very Reverend Magarathe Isberg - vice president of CEC, she is there, promise. Probably just a sign of how out of touch with things I am that I'm even concerned about such a peripheral matter.