Eucharistic Missioner Participants
in WCC Panel on Global Conflict and Violence
11, 2006 --Eucharistic Missionary Dominican, Sr. Rachel Sena,OP
was among other panelists at a consultation at the World Council
of Churches (WCC) meeting in Cret-Berard, Puidoux, Switzerland.
The meeting took place December 5-8, 2006. The meeting is an ongoing
effort to facilitate theological reflection on global conflict and
peace within the context of the WCC Decade to Overcome Violence.
The theme of the consultation is titled: Cruelty - The Ugly
Face of Violence. Rachel was one of several panelists and
her topic is Xenophobia and Immigration.
Before leaving for the meeting, Rachel said, "The invitation
to participate in a conference hosted by the World Council of Churches
Secretariat of Faith and Order is a joy. I look forward to
sharing my pastoral experience of immigration and its gifts to us
as church, country and committed disciples of the Risen Lord."
Rachel is the director of the Maya Ministry Office, which provides
pastoral care to the Native American Mayas, and a family literacy
program for illiterate immigrant families in Palm Beach County,
more about the World Council of Churches and this conference.