REV. DR. LYDIA MWANIKI RECEIVES AN AWARD FROM THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev. Justin Welby, today 30th June 2020 announced this year’s recipients of Lambeth Awards for outstanding contributions to the Church and wider society. Rev. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki, Director for Gender, Women and Youth at AACC was among the 32 recipients.
The Archbishop of Canterbury in his citation, said Dr. Mwaniki has been awarded for “her prayerful, post-colonial interpretation of the New Testament, astute advocacy of gender justice, and articulate joy in Christ, which have influenced church leaders and the education and hope of innumerable women throughout Africa.”
In his speech, Archbishop Welby said;
“This is the fifth year of the Lambeth Awards, and I am constantly impressed and humbled by the work that recipients have accomplished, sometimes in the most challenging circumstances. Not all are followers of Jesus Christ, but all contribute through their faith to the mutual respect and maintenance of human dignity which are so vital to spiritual and social health.” https://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/news/latest-news/archbishop-canterbury-announces-2020-lambeth-awards-recipients
The General Secretary of AACC, Rev. Dr. Fidon R. Mwombeki congratulates Rev. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki for this prestigious recognition of her work in the continent of Africa, with overarching impact even beyond. AACC will continue to support Dr. Mwaniki in her outstanding advocacy of Gender Justice in Africa and beyond.