Latin American Council of Churches – CLAI Brasil – meets at the national headquarters of the Methodist church for election of new board of directors

The National Headquarters of the Methodist Church, in São Paulo (SP), received, on August 3rd, the meeting of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI). The meeting was attended by representatives of churches and member organizations of the Council to discuss, among other topics, the election of the new board of the organization. The Methodist Church was represented by the Executive Secretary of the Episcopal College, Pastor Giselma de Souza Almeida Matos, and Honorary Bishop Stanley da Silva Moraes. Methodist Bishop Paulo Ayres was also present at the meeting, but representing the Ecumenical Presence and Service – KOINONIA and the Ecumenical Institute of Post-Graduation in Sciences of Religion IEPG-UMESP.

The meeting was also attended by Sonia Mota, the Ecumenical Coordination of Service (CESE), Pastor Joel Zeferino and Josileide José dos Santos, from Brazilian Baptist Alliance (ABB), Presbyter Anita Sue Wright Torres from the United Presbyterian Church (IPU), and Rev. Lúcia Dal Pont Sirtoli from the Anglican Episcopal Church of Brazil (IEAB), who also represented the Center for Biblical Studies (CEBI).

The National Council of Churches (CONIC) was represented by Rev. Márcio, from the Evangelical Lutheran Confession Church in Brazil (IECLB). The group was attended by Rev. Luiz Carlos Ramos, representing the Brazilian Ecumenical Center for Pastoral Experiences (CEBEP) and José Carlos Dionízio, from the Community Education and Training Program (PROFEC). The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Ecumenical Center for Evangelization and Popular Education (CESEEP) and guests who work with CLAI.

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