Long standing partners in mission, the Council for World Mission (CWM) and the Caribbean and North America Council for Mission (CANACOM) renewed their partnership through a revised MOU in a momentous occasion on 7 July 2021. The occasion was marked by an online signing event via the Zoom video conferencing platform, where the audience witnessed and applauded the moment of renewed partnership and the exciting possibilities for ongoing partnership in the Caribbean and North America.

Signatories were CWM General Secretary Rev Dr Jooseop Keum (left) and CANACOM Chair Rev. Carlington Keen (J.P.)

Members of CWM’s Board of Directors, members of CANACOM’s Finance and Administrative Committee and CANACOM’s Council Members were present together with the signatories to the MOU, CWM’s newly appointed General Secretary Rev. Dr. Jooseop Keum (above left) and Chair of CANACOM Rev. Carlington Keen (J.P.). During the event, CWM’s outgoing General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Collin Cowan shared with CANACOM’s Education in Mission Secretary, Mrs. Jennifer P. Martin, in the historical recounting of the partnership journey between CANACOM and CWM.

CWM Moderator Rev Lydia Neshangwe offered the closing charge

CWM Moderator Rev. Lydia Neshangwe offered the closing charge referencing Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10. She noted that the partnership and its outworking restored the fact that “hope is real”. The audience was reminded of the importance of walking in partnership as two were better than one, since both could help each other.

The event ended with both organisations giving an update on their work and stating their commitment to the continued partnership, especially in the Caribbean Region.


The Commission on Women and Men in Mission was regarded as a joint programme between CWM and CANACOM.

Participants of Young Adults in Mission (YAM), a joint programme between CWM & CANACOM, clearing the land for planting at Mount Olivet Boys Home in Jamaica, 2009.