de Clermont, Jean-Arnold

Jean-Arnold de Clermont


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Jean-Arnold de Clermont is currently the President of the Conference of European Churches (fellowship of Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, and Old Catholic Churches of European countries).

He wasborn in Paris (1941), became a minister (pastor) of the French Reformed Church in 1967. For several years, he worked in the Central African Republic in service of the youth (creating the Protestant Center for the Youth in Bangui) and the Sudanese refugees. Upon his return to France, he was charged with work in a parish in Rouen and later in Paris, being also given responsibilities on a higher level in the areas of Information-Communication and Permanent Education. A member of the French Protestant Federation since 1984, he has been president of this organization from 1999 until 2007.

Jean-Arnold de Clermont was for 15 years president of the editorial house Les Bergers et les Mages of the French Reformed Church. He participated in the dialogue with the British Anglican Churches organized by the Comité permanent luthéro-réformé and represented the French Protestant Federation at the conversations held about the Churches and the Balkan War, organized by the World Council of Churches and the Conference of European Churches.