Chakko, Sarah - [ Syriac Not Available ] (February 13, 1905 - January 25, 1954)


Chakko, Sarah was an ecumenical leader who served as an elected president of the World Council of Churches (1951). She spoke at the World Council of Churches "First Assembly" held in Amsterdam in 1948. She was appointed to serve as an official delegate of the Syrian Orthodox Church to the World Council of Churches' "Second Assembly" in Evanston, Illinois (U.S.A.) but died in a sporting accident a few months before the meeting occured. As an educator from Trichur, Kerala in India, she was active in youth organizations sponsored by the Methodist church. She studied at the graduate level at several universities including taking an M.A. in Education at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A.). She served for nearly a decade as the principle of Isabella Thoburn College in Lucknow, India. In 1952, she hosted the first World Council of Churches Central Committee meeting in Asia at the college.1


  • Chakko, Sarah
  • Chakko, Sarah1


  • President of the World Council of Churches 1
  • Principle of Isabella Thoburn College 1


  • Syr. Orth. 1
  • Methodist 1

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  • Birth: February 13, 19051
  • Death: January 25, 19541

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