2 Anglicans elected to World Council of Churches executive committee

first_img Press Release Service By ACNS staffPosted Jul 5, 2016 Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] Two Anglicans will serve on the executive committee of the World Council of Churches, following elections last week at a meeting of the ecumenical body’s Central Committee in Trondheim, Norway.Dr. Agnes Abuom continues in her role as moderator of the WCC’s Central Committee. Abuom, 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.She will be joined on the executive committee by another Anglican, the Rev. Rex Reyes Jr., a member of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines and the general secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines.Within the structures of the World Council of Churches, the assembly, which meets every seven years, has the mandate to review programs, to issue public statements and determine the overall policies of the WCC. It also elects its presidents and a Central Committee to oversee the WCC’s work until the next assembly.The Central Committee acts as the chief governing body of the WCC in-between assemblies. It meets every two years. The Central Committee elects an executive committee which meets twice a year.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.The new members of the WCC executive committee are:Dr Agnes Abuom,Moderator,Anglican Church of KenyaH.E. Metropolitan Prof Dr Gennadios of Sassima,Vice-Moderator,Orthodox, Greece, Ecumenical PatriarchateBishop Mary Ann Swenson,Methodist, USA, United Methodist ChurchBishop Petra Bosse-Huber,Evangelical Church in GermanyThe Revd Dr Festus Ambe Asana,Presbyterian Church in CameroonThe Revd. Dr Samson Olasupo Adeniyi Ayokunle,Nigerian Baptist ConventionDr Abba Haile Mariam Melese Ayenew,Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo ChurchPadi Rex R B Reyes Jr,National Council of Churches of the Philippines, Episcopal Church in the PhilippinesMs Emily Evans,Uniting Church in AustraliaThe Revd Dr Manhong Lin,China Christian CouncilThe Revd Dr Hyun JuBae,Presbyterian Church of KoreaThe Revd Dr Paul Gardner,Moravian Church in JamaicaArchpriest Mikhail Goundiaev,Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)H.E. Metropolitan Serafim Kykotis,Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All AfricaH.E. Metropolitan Prof Dr Nifon of Targoviste,Romanian Orthodox ChurchBishop Simo Peura,Evangelical Lutheran Church of FinlandThe Revd Karin Van Den Broeke,Protestant Church in the NetherlandsThe Revd Martina Viktorie Kopecká,Czechoslovak Hussite ChurchThe Revd Cora Luisa Antonio Matamoros,Moravian Church in NicaraguaH.E. 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