Tchividjian, a grandson of Billy Graham, founded GRACE as the Catholic abuse scandal was emerging in the early 2000s—alerting Protestants to the issue in their churches.
The Templeton foundation praised Abdullah II for building on "the power of principled pluralism."
Catholic officials required the retired archbishop to stop ministry activities. McCarrick maintained his innocence.
The "bold, unapologetic women" will share the second most important position in the 1.4 million–member denomination for two years.
The school's board of directors praised her “exceptional background in pedagogy.”
Wingeier-Rayo is a fourth-generation missionary, having spent 15 years in Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Rio Grande Valley.
The American Academy of Religion is committed to helping its members face an uncertain field, the leaders said.
The scholar of religion and culture will become president in September.
The Episcopal presiding bishop wove in references to Teilhard de Chardin, Martin Luther King Jr., and the composers of African American spirituals.
As general secretary of the Reformed Church in America, he led his denomination in standing against apartheid.