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Michael Kinnamon, one of the most prominent and influential ecumenical leaders and educators of our time, was the ninth General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA. Prior to his unanimous election in 2007, he was chair of the Council’s Justice and Advocacy Commission. He also served as General Secretary of the Consultation on Church Union (now Churches Uniting in Christ) and as an Executive Secretary of the World Council of Churches’ Faith and Order Commission.

Dr. Kinnamon, now retired, was a seminary and university professor and dean for thirty years. He has lectured and preached on ecumenical and other themes across the United States and in numerous regions overseas, especially South Asia and the Middle East.

His writings in the field of ecumenical and interfaith studies include Can a Renewal Movement Be Renewed?: Questions for the Future of Ecumenism, The Ecumenical Movement: An Anthology of Key Texts and Voices, 2nd Edition, and The Witness of Religion in an Age of Fear.

A graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School, he was named the Divinity School’s 2013 Alumnus of the Year. He holds ordained ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has been active as a speaker and leader in the mission and ministry of that denomination.

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