“The WCC and the AACC share a long history of collaboration, trust, and mutual strengthening, not only through the reciprocal participation at our respective spaces of work and dialogue, but also through addressing challenging issues,” wrote Pillay. "May this historic election of the first woman president of the AACC be a light of hope and justice at our present times marked by major challenges and a degree of complexity that make it vital to pray and act together in order to make visible Christ’s healing presence.”
Pillay concluded: “We thank you for your engagement and commitment, offering your life to serve churches and people. God bless you and strengthen you in your new ministry!”
Rt. Rev. Lydia is an ordained minister from Zimbabwe where she ministers in a diverse congregation at St. Columbas Presbyterian Church in the mountainous city of Mutare.