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Thursdays in Black Ambassadors

Thursdays in Black ambassadors play a vital role in increasing the impact of our collective call for a world without rape and violence. Ambassadors are leaders in their community, committed to being visible and outspoken in the Thursdays in Black movement. By standing together from many sectors and many countries, Thursdays in Black ambassadors are conveying a sense of solidarity against violence and injustice.

Our weekly series on ambassadors starts on September 5, and we will continue to add ambassadors to this page as their interviews are released.

To learn more about Thursdays in Black ambassadors, or to become one yourself, please contact media@wcc-coe.org.


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Dr Agnes Abuom: “Enough is enough”
Dr Agnes Abuom is moderator of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee. From Kenya, Abuom is a laywoman in the Anglican Church of Kenya. Watch her video.

Claudia Bandixen: “I don’t have to do it alone”
Rev. Claudia Bandixen is the recently retired director of Mission 21, an international mission organisation headquartered in Basel. Watch her video.

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton:"No longer will we stay silent"
Elizabeth Eaton is presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Watch her video.

Chris Ferguson

Rev. Chris Ferguson: “Wake up to how this world is”
Rev. Chris Ferguson is general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

Larissa Aguiar Garcia:"We're opening a safe space"
Larissa Aguiar Garcia, from Igreja Medista do Brasil, is a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) ECHOS Commission for young people.

Anders Göranzon: “I don't want to contribute to this inequality”
Anders Göranzon is the general secretary of the Swedish Bible Society. Watch his video.

Bishop Susan Johnson: "It makes me really think we can change the world"
Susan Johnson is the national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Watch her video.

Alison Judd: "Be willing to challenge"
Alison Judd is the world president for the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women.

Rev. Damon Mkandawire: “A man is a gender justice champion”
Rev. Damon Mkandawire is hospital administrator for the United Church of Zambia’s Mbereshi Mission Hospital.

Hanbeet Rhee: "Young people can be bridges"
Hanbeet Rhee, from the Presbyterian Church of Korea, is a member of the Ecumenical Youth Council in Korea. She is also a commissioner with the WCC ECHOS programme, as well as a youth advisor for the WCC Central Committee.

Bishop Rosmarie Wenner: "Keep your eyes open and stand up for justice"
Bishop Rosemarie Wenner is Geneva secretary of the World Methodist Council.