Petr Procházka, Superintendent of the United Methodist Church in the Czech Republic, was elected Vice-President of the Ecumenical Council of Churches of his country.
A good dozen of member churches belong to the Ecumenical Council of Churches in the Czech Republic, which has been established 60 years ago. In addition, there are some associate members (for instance the Roman-Catholic church) and observers (Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic). Each of the member denominations remains autonomous and makes its own decisions regarding its teachings, creed, life, and order, as well as regarding its relationship to other churches and church unions. However, membership in the Ecumenical Council of Churches binds individual churches to strive for the highest possible degree of agreement on all controversial issues.
On November 26, 2015, a new leadership of the Ecumenical Council of Churches was elected. Besides a representative of the Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren and the Silesian Evangelical Church, Superintendent Petr Procházka, representative of The United Methodist Church in the Czech Republic, also belongs to the new Bureau.
Source: http://www.ekumenickarada.cz / Office of Bishop Patrick Streiff, Zurich
Date: December 3, 2015