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Condolences on death of Lois Dauway

WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit and the WCC Central Committee moderator Dr Agnes Abuom's letter of condolences on the death of Lois M. Dauway to Bishop Maryann Swenson, ecumenical officer for the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church.

10 February 2014

In this time of sadness and loss, I write to offer my condolences on the passing of Lois Dauway, an extraordinary ecumenist and gift to the World Council of Churches.

Her service on WCC governing bodies and particularly as moderator of the programme guidelines committee brought keen theological perspective and vast experience. Her faith and sense of dedication reflected a deep commitment and calling to service in the life of the church, not only within her own denomination, but to the global fellowship. Her focus on issues of justice has been, and will continue to be, an inspiration to the council.

Lois was a blessing to United Methodist Church and I know your church mourns deeply this loss. Please convey my personal condolences to her family and assure them of the thoughts and prayers of the fellowship and particularly the Executive Committee who meet at this time.

Yours in our Common Lord,