The Very Rev. Lois M. Wilson, O.C has been named the recipient of the 1985 Pearson Peace Medal. The Very Rev. Lois M. Wilson has been a United Church minister since 1965. She has received several honorary doctorates and is the author of many publications. She was the first woman to be President of the Canadian Council of Churches (1976-1979) as well as the first woman to be Moderator of the United Church of Canada (1980-1982). She is also the fist Canadian to be the President of the World Council of Churches (1983-1990). She was present at the UN Special Sessions on Disarmament in 1978 and 1982, and was the United Church delegate to the UN Conference on Human Settlement in 1976. She received the Order of Canada in 1984.
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