Kirkpatrick to lead Reformed alliance

World Alliance of Reformed Churches
Clifton Kirkpatrick, reelected recently as the top executive in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), was also the unanimous choice to be president of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches for the next seven years. At last month’s alliance meeting in Africa, Kirkpatrick said he first questioned whether he should be nominated as delegates crafted a paper condemning “global neoliberal capitalism” and making barely veiled references to America as a dominant “empire.”

The alliance links 75 million Christians in 218 Congregational, Presbyterian, Reformed and United church bodies—one-third of them in developing countries. He replaced Taiwanese theologian Choan-Seng Song as president.

 

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