Agnes Abuom Obituary, Death – The United Church of Canada expresses its condolences to the ecumenical movement as a whole as well as the member churches of the World Council of Churches (WCC) on the occasion of Dr. Agnes Abuom’s demise. Dr. Abuom made history in 2013 when she was elected to the role of Moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee.
She was the first woman and the first African to hold this position, making her accomplishment a first in both categories. She is scheduled to remain in her position until September of 2023. The World Council of Churches (WCC) appointed Abuom to serve as the leader of the African area in 1999, and he held that position until 2006. After learning of the passing of Dr. Abuom, with whom she had worked on the Central and Executive Committees of the WCC between the years 2006 and 2013, the moderator, Carmen Lansdowne, is unable to find any solace in her grief.
Because they were some of the most memorable informal ecumenical moments of friendship and learning that the Moderator has ever encountered, the Moderator is thankful for the times that they spent traveling and attending meetings together. The Moderator is thankful for the times that they spent traveling and attending meetings together.
Dr. Abuom will be affectionately remembered across the globe as an ecumenical giant, a pioneering feminist lay leader, and a really faith-filled and humble servant of the triune God. He will also be recognized for his pioneering work in the field of feminist lay leadership. His demise will be deeply mourned by many people. I will pray that remembering her will be beneficial to you in some way.