Office of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations

Office of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations

The Office of External Affairs and Interchurch Relations maintains and coordinates relations with Orthodox Churches in North America and with the sister Orthodox Churches throughout the world. It also coordinates its work with the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas [SCOBA] and its commissions for cooperative Orthodox ministries and projects.

The Office maintains official dialogues with other religious and ecumenical communities and agencies and establishes and maintains regular communications with various government and non-government organizations and agencies.

Office members provide the Holy Synod of Bishops with updates on developments in the Orthodox world and on matters of interchurch, ecumenical, and interfaith importance; coordinate official delegations, visits, and meetings with leaders of the sister Orthodox Churches; and coordinate appointments to boards, commissions, and initiatives of the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, and bilateral dialogues under the aegis of SCOBA.

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Resources

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America

Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas

World Council of Churches

National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA