Bishop Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe hosted a January 20 discussion on France Culture radio about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the plight of Iraqi Christians.
The discussion is available in French here as an audio stream (ecoutez) or download (podcast).
Bishop Whalon, who was joined by Pasteur Gill Daudé, ecumenical officer of Fédération Protestante de France, was invited to host the radio station's Protestant Hour. "This is fairly prestigious," said Jere Myrick Skipper, Canon for Mission in the Convocation of American Churches in Europe. "It's like being asked to be guest host on National Public Radio (NPR) in the U.S."
In addition to his reflections on the topic of prayer and ecumenism, Whalon talks about a non-profit interfaith association just beginning in France to serve Iraqi refugees. Whalon will serve as its president.
The radio program, which was recorded in late December, but aired across France on January 20, also features music from the choirs of Washington National Cathedral and the American Cathedral in Paris.
The Convocation of American Churches in Europe is a jurisdiction of Episcopal parishes, missions, and specialized ministries serving in eight countries of Europe and central Asia.
For more than two centuries, the parishes and missions of the Convocation have ministered to Americans and other English-speaking people in Europe, and more recently, in other languages as well.
Bishop Whalon has served as bishop of the Convocation since 2001 and is a dual national of the United States and France. He is bilingual in English and French.
Article from: Episcopal Life Online – by Matthew Davies