Gail Allan

Gail Allan

This will be my first trip to China, and I am looking forward to learning about the vision, ministry and mission of the China Christian Council and to exploring ways that our churches may work more closely together. I look forward particularly to theological reflection together on what it means to be people of faith seeking justice and transformation in our particular contexts.

Since 2004 I have worked in the General Council Office as Coordinator for Ecumenical, Interchurch and Interfaith Relations This includes involvement in national and international ecumenical and interfaith groups, as well as support for people engaged in dialogue and action in their local communities.  I have a doctorate in Ethics from Emmanuel College of the Toronto School of Theology; my thesis focused on the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Decade of Churches in Solidarity with Women as it was lived out in Canada. So ecumenical work on issues of global and social justice, especially economic justice and justice for women, has been my passion for many years.

I’m a member of Trinity St. Paul’s United Church in Toronto. I am originally from Alberta, and return west to visit family and friends as often as possible.