Died. Ion Bria, a Romanian Orthodox priest and former director of a World Council of Churches division, July 2, in Geneva, Switzerland. In 19:73 Bria was appointed executive secretary for mission and relations with Orthodox churches within the WCC, and in 1987 he became director of the WCC Sub-unit for Renewal and Congregational Life. Shortly before retirement in 1994, Bria was named director of the WCC Faith and Witness Unit. Born in Telega, Rcmania, in 1929, he studied at Bucharest Theological Institute, where later he was professor of dogmatic theology and missiology. In 1995 Bria was appointed an associate professor at the Andrei Saguna Faculty of Theology, Sibiu, Romania, Bria's experiences are recounted in his "My Pilgrimage in Mission" in the April2002 issue of the IBMR.
Craig A. Noll, IBMR copy editor since 1992, has been named Assistant Editor. Since 1995 he has been an editor for Eerdmans Publishing Company, working from his home office in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Noll's primary editorial responsibility is coordinating production of the five-volume Encyclopedia of Christianity. Previously he served as registrar (1982-85) of Barrington College in Barrington, Rhode Island, and was a free-lance academic copy editor.
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|Publication:||International Bulletin of Missionary Research|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Oct 1, 2002|
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