Rose named deputy for ecumenical and interfaith collaboration

Posted Dec 20, 2011

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Rev. Margaret Rose has been named the Episcopal Church Deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Collaboration.

The announcement was made December 19 by Sam McDonald, Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

As Deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Collaboration, Rose will articulate and represent the ecumenical and interfaith positions of the Episcopal Church as well as develop strategies and actions supporting Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori’s vision for ecumenical and interfaith relations. Working with colleagues, she will seek to foster ecumenical and interfaith dialogue and cooperation with other Christian communions and world religions. Her particular focus will be on furthering partnerships and common understanding at the local level.

Additionally, Rose will work with dioceses, congregations and Episcopal institutions in their ecumenical and interfaith efforts. As Deputy, she is the Episcopal Church representative on the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches of Christ and other bodies.  She will participate in Anglican Communion’s strategic planning and execution of ecumenical and interfaith agendas.

The position is based at the Church Center in New York City, although Rose will travel to meet with the Church’s ecumenical partners. She will be a member of the Global Partnerships team in the Mission Office.

Most recently Rose served as co-director of mission for the Episcopal Church.  She joined the Episcopal Church staff in 2003 as Director of Women’s Ministries.

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A search committee currently is being recruited for the part-time position of Episcopal Church Deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue.