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Agnes Abuom


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Agnes R. M. Abuom, who passed away in June 2023, was the moderator of the World Council of Churches' Central Committee from 2013 to 2022—the first African and first female to do so. She represented the Anglican Church of Kenya on the World Council of Churches' governing bodies; in 2017 she was awarded the Lambeth Cross for Ecumenism by the archbishop of Canterbury. She received her master's degree and doctorate from the University of Uppsala.

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