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Two Anglicans elected to executive committee of World Council of Churches

Two Anglicans elected to executive committee of World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches’ Central Committee in its recent meeting in Trondheim, Norway has held elections for its executive committee.  Among those elected were Dr Agnes Abuom the Revd Rex Reyes Jr.

Dr. Abuomand will also continue in her role as moderator of the WCC’s Central Committee. She is a member of the Anglican Church of Kenya, made history when she was elected in 2013 because she was the first woman, and the first African, to hold the post.

The Revd Rex Reyes Jr. is a member of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and the general secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines.

The executive committee, which meets twice a year, has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of the WCC and ensures implementation of the strategic objectives set by the Central Committee, oversees the finances of the council, approves the budget, monitors ongoing programmatic work, establishes personnel policies and appoints leadership staff.

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Rod Gillis

Always great to see Anglicans who are still committed to Ecumenism. The parochialism and provincialism of our church can be stifling at times. One forgets that Anglicans were in on the ground floor of the ecumenical movement long before there was a Vatican II in Rome.

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