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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.

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

TRAINING LOCAL LEADERS ON CHILD SAFEGUARDING AND WELL BEING

The Youth and Children Desk, led by Ms. Zipporah Mwaura, organized a one-day workshop in partnership with the Parklands Location Area Advisory Council. The workshop, which was on child safeguarding and wellbeing, took place on Tuesday, 11th April 2017, in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme: “Systems and Mechanisms for Children Protection in Conflict.”

The training gathered 15 participants from Government Ministries, Community Based Organizations, voluntary children officers, Primary Education teachers, Faith Based Organizations and opinion leaders.  The main goal of the training was to give an in-depth understanding to the participants on how to prevent, pre-prepare for, respond to and safeguard the wellbeing of children in the face of conflict, ahead of the elections in Kenya scheduled for August 2017. The objectives of the workshop were:

  • Networking and building local capacity of children officers in Parklands area and amongst AACC member churches.  
  • Provide an opportunity and a platform to participants to share information and identify gaps on child safety, wellbeing and rescue in conflict situations.  
  • Mapping of spaces and efforts being made towards prevention and safeguarding of children in situations of conflict and disasters. 
  • Partnering/Networking to strengthen the existing Systems and Mechanisms to care for children in times of conflicts for risk reduction.

In order to safeguard and protect the wellbeing of our children in conflict situations, the participants agreed:

  1. On the importance for adults to speak peace at all times. 
  2. To educate the population that election is an event that comes for a day and goes, but peace should prevail.
  3. To supervise children on the day of election, train them to play within the environs of their home, so that in case of emergency, they can be quickly safeguarded under one roof. 
  4. That the Church should unceasingly pray for the welfare of children and their families, since it where they are formed, where they learn to love, and where their stories are written and shaped. 
  5. That we should not wait for the entire community or nation to stand up for children, but rather it should start with each individual in the house, at school, and at church and extend to the larger community.

The main resource material for the training was the AACC’s Child Protection Manual. The workshop was opened by the Area Chief, Ms. Pauline Njogu. The head of the Theology, Family Life and Gender Justice Department, Rev. Dr. Lydia Mwaniki, brought greetings on behalf of the AACC General Secretary and led a Contextual Bible Study on the topic, based on Matthew 19: 13-15.

Ms. Zipporah Mwaura doing the presentation on the theme
Ms. Zipporah Mwaura doing the presentation on the theme
Group picture of the participants
Group picture of the participants

Contact

All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC-CETA)

General Secretariat: Waiyaki Way.
P.O. Box 14205-00800 Westlands,
Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 20 4441483, 4441338/9
Fax: +254 20 4443241, 4445835
Email: secretariat@aacc-ceta.org

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