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SPU Honors Kenyan appointed to Global Church Body

St. Paul’s University on Tuesday 11th March 2014 held a symposium in honor of Dr. Agnes Abuom, who was recently appointed as the Moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches. Dr Aboum became the first woman and the first African to hold the highest post at the global church body.

The audience at the amphitheatreThe audience at the amphitheatre

The symposium titled ‘Christian Unity and Social Transformation’ attracted over 300 participants and was held at the main campus in Limuru. Dr. Abuom was the guest speaker while panelists included: University Chancellor Dr. Samuel Kobia, Council Chairman Rev. Dr. Eliud Wabukala and educationists Prof. Jesse Mugambi and Prof. Mary Getui. Diplomat Amb. Bethuel Kiplagat was also part of the panelists.

The forum provided an opportunity for Scholars in various fields, Church leaders, and St. Paul’s University partners to exchange ideas on how Christian unity can contribute to the general transformation of our society.  

In her address Dr. Abuom noted the growing divisions among the Christian groups and urged for the Churches to unite in pursuit of more impact in society. Dr. Kobia added that there is a need for spiritual growth and fulfillment among the youth especially in Africa.

St Paul’s University held the symposium in its capacity of being an ecumenical Christian institution.

 

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