ENI General Assembly explores future of news service
1 February 2013
Geneva (ENInews). The General Assembly of Ecumenical News International (ENI) met at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva on 1 February to explore the future of ENI, which suspended operations on October 1, 2012.
The assembly approved steps to balance its financial books, erasing any debt. It also discussed a proposal from a media partner in Asia interested in assisting with the rebuilding of ENI and broadening its ecumenical partnership, securing its continuing role as the global ecumenical news source.
"The assembly wrestled with some tough questions concerning the budget and future of ENI, but was very excited about the potential of a new partner and energy in moving ENI forward," said the Rev. David Harris, president of ENI and editor of the Presbyterian Record in Canada.
The assembly asked the ENI executive committee to spend the next two months exploring the proposal and finalizing the future of ENI.
Founded in 1994, ENI (www.eni.ch) covered ecumenical and inter-faith developments for a worldwide audience. Its main supporting organizations were the World Council of Churches (WCC), Lutheran World Federation (LWF), World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC).
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