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We are the largest association of Protestant, Orthodox and Indigenous churches in Africa.

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The AACC fellowship accounts for over 120 million Christians across the continent.

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Our programmes are diverse equiping members in Good Governance and Democratic Transitions, Migration and Human Trafficking, Interfaith Dialogue among others.

NATIONAL COUNTY DIALOGUE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)

The SDGs Kenya Forum organized a one-day meeting on 9th May 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the meeting was to provide a platform to strengthen accountability systems nationally towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring that no one is left behind. The meeting was organized at national and county level with the theme: “National County Dialogue: Leave No One Behind”. The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) was represented by Ms. Zipporah Mwaura, Executive Secretary, Youth and Children, and Ms. Esther Mwai from our sister organization, the Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN).

The SDGs Kenya Forum is a platform resulting from a transition process by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) who came together about 3 years ago as the Kenya CSOs Reference Group on Post-2015. It comprises of multi-sector and multi-constituency Civil Society Organizations seeking to represent diversity in issues, constituencies and technical capital required for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The meeting was attended by FBOs, CSOs, Government Ministries, UN representatives, Counties Representatives and Youth movements. A previous meeting aimed at shaping the Kenya national strategy was held earlier in the year. 

The objectives of the National County Dialogues were:

  1. Consolidate feedback from the 5 county dialogues on “leave no one behind “, so as to scale up the initiative to the other 42 counties;
  2. Create awareness and foster ownership on the SDGs framework and what it articulates;
  3. CSOs Voluntary National Review Report Validation;
  4. Create a platform of collaboration between different stakeholders, the government, the private sector, the media, the academia and CSOs in priority setting, implementation and monitoring;
  5. Provide a space to the counties for dialogue and inclusion of the community voices to precede the national dialogues. 

The following transpired from the presentations:

  • It is important that the SDGs be domesticated, nationally and locally, to ensure that opportunity is given to everyone to offer insight, priorities and how they can participate in decision making and implementation of the SDGs. 
  • Inclusivity was highlighted to enable reach out to and hear from the people who are usually not visible in the policy discussion spaces, and this will help bring out community voices of women, youth, people with disability, children and community volunteers. 

A view of the High Table during the presentations by the counties
A view of the High Table during the presentations by the counties
Ms. Mwaura and Ms. Mwai following the presentations from the audience
Ms. Mwaura and Ms. Mwai following the presentations from the audience

5 May 2017 

The General Secretary 

South Sudan Council of Churches 

Juba, South Sudan. 

 

Dear Fr. James Oyet Lantasio 

 

RE: MEETING OF THE ECUMENICAL NETWORK SOUTH SUDAN – AFRICA HUB 

Peace be unto you from our Lord Jesus-Christ. 

The Ecumenical Network on South Sudan – the Africa Hub, met for its quarterly meeting on 3 May 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting was convened by the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the first after the Assembly held in October 2016. 

A number of organizations were represented, namely the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA), the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA), Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Church of Sweden, Swedish Pentecostal Mission (PMU), CARITAS Australia and the AACC. 

Bishop Dr. Isaiah Majok Dau, a member of the Board of Trustees of the South Sudan Council of Churches, represented the Council and the meeting was most grateful to him for accepting to travel purposely to Nairobi to join the Africa Hub. 

This was an opportunity for the participants to have an update on the current situation in South Sudan and to share what the various organizations have done since the last Assembly and finally set priorities for the Africa Hub. 

The meeting resolved: 

1. Continue with the Regional Advocacy, under the leadership of CAPA and the SSCC, including ecumenical visits to refugee camps in the sub-region. 

2. Organize a special day of prayer, which would precede the Independence Day of 9 July, with parallel activities also held in Nairobi and Kampala. 

3. Hold the celebration of the International Day of Peace of 21st September in Juba. A call will be made to other hubs to join the Africa Hub in Juba. 

The meeting further encouraged the various organizations to continue with trauma healing and capacity building plans for both South Sudanese women and youth, inside and outside South Sudan. 

Members also strongly recommended the South Sudan Council of Churches to have a youth desk, so that youth special problems can be handled by one of their peers. 

In conclusion, the Africa Hub members affirmed their commitment to continue collaborating and accompanying the SSCC in all efforts that will bring sustainable peace for the South Sudanese. 

We are hereby attaching the list of participants for information and further reference. 

For the Africa Hub, the Convener, 

Rev. Prof. Bosela Eale 

(SIGNED)

Director for Peace, Diakonia and Development Department, AACC 

March 29, 2017

Dear Member Churches and Associate Members,

INVITATION TO THE 

11TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE AACC

I have the pleasure to announce and formally invite you to the 11th General Assembly of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) to be held from 1st to 7th July 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme:

“Respecting the Dignity and God’s image in every human being” (Genesis 1: 26 – 27)

I kindly and warmly request you to block the date in your diary now and make plans to attend. Please share with us as soon as possible names of your delegates so that we can plan and prepare for their effective participation.

The General Assembly is an important event in the 5-year calendar of the AACC. It is the highest legislative body of the organization where delegates, among other things revisit the mandate and vision of the organization and orient its programmatic thrusts and strategies in order to respond ecumenically to emerging challenges and dynamics in the continent and beyond.

We need the full participation of your Church/National Council of Churches/ Organisation etc. to ensure your AACC works in the interest of its membership, the ecumenical movement and humanity at large.

Delegates: 

In line with past practice the delegates to the Assembly shall be:

  • (a)Member Churches: 3 delegates (i.e. Head of the Church, 1 Woman and 1 Youth Leaders)
  • (b)Associate Members/Organisations: 1 delegate (e.g. Head of the Organisation)

Transport: 

All delegates are expected to meet the full cost of air transport and visa fees as their contribution to the cost of organising the Assembly. We advise you to mobilise and motivate youths and women in your churches to start raising funds now to enable them meet the costs of their representatives.

We shall in due course furnish you with more details on Registration forms and other logistical arrangements. We are ready to respond to further questions and clarifications that you may require.  

Kindly forward you enquiries to the following addresses: 

I do hope you can make time in your busy schedules to attend and pray for the success of this process and the General Assembly.

Thank you,

Sincerely,

(Signed)

REV. DR. ANDRE KARAMAGA

GENERAL SECRETARY

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P.O. Box 14205-00800 Westlands,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 20 4441483, 4441338/9
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Email: secretariat@aacc-ceta.org

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