epnn – Karin Wiborn will be the next General Secretary of the Christian Council of Sweden. The board of the Council appointed her during its meeting on 9 June. Karin Wiborn currently acts as Mission Director of the Swedish Baptist Church. Since 2007 Wiborn is also a member of the Councils’ Board, in 2009 she served as the chairman of the board.
Wiborn follows Sven-Bernhard Fast, who became Bishop of the Visby diocese in the Church of Sweden. The inauguration date of the new General Secretary will be decided at a later point, writes the Council in a press release. Until then, Lennart Molin will remain acting General Secretary.
The Council also appointed Olle Kristensson to become the new Director of Ecumenical Theology. Kristensson currently is Ecumenical Officer at the Uppsala offices of Church of Sweden.
The Christian Council of Sweden is an open ecumenical forum for churches in Sweden. The Council has 27 member churches from the families of the Free churches, Catholic, Lutheran and Orthodox tradition. Core work areas are the ecumenical theology, mission and evangelism, ecumenical diaconia and the relation between church and state.
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