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Walker-Smith named president of Christian Churches Together

Walker-Smith named president of Christian Churches Together

Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith addressing the WCC 10th Assembly. Photo: Peter Williams/WCC

09 October 2018

Rev. Dr Angelique Walker-Smith has become the first female in history elected to the post of president of the Historic Black Church Family of Christian Churches Together (CCT). Walker-Smith is a member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee and also a member of the WCC Commission on Ecumenical Education and Formation.

In addition, she serves as a senior associate for Pan-African and Orthodox Church Engagement at Bread for the World and as a member of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.

Walker-Smith became a familiar face to thousands of people who attended or watched coverage of the WCC 10th Assembly in the Republic of Korea in 2013 as she hosted a daily news video show that captured the highlights of the assembly.

CCT is a broad church fellowship in the United States, seeking to build relationships and foster unity among all the major Christian traditions. These traditions are grouped into five families: Historic Black, Catholic, Historic Protestant, Orthodox, and Evangelical-Pentecostal. There are five presidents in CCT, one for each family.

Walker-Smith serves as convenor of the Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN) launched in November 2015 by the World Council of Churches. The network is intended to serve as a platform for academic study, spiritual reflection and action for women of African descent in all regions of the world.

More information on PAWEEN

Madang Live show from the WCC 10th Assembly in Busan: