More than 15 ecumenical and inter-religious organizations met on the 14th of August 2019 at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya for a meet and greet hosted by the new All Africa Conference of Churches, General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki.
The main objective of the meet and greet was to connect with partner organizations in the ecumenical movement, introduce Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki as well as the work AACC has embarked on in the new 2019-2023 strategy.
Dr. Bright Mawudor, Deputy, General Secretary, AACC, in his remarks, welcomed all associates and expressed sincere appreciation for their presence. Dr. Bright shared a brief history of the foundation of the All Africa Conference of Churches. “We resolve and declare ourselves united in Christ…. for the first time in the continent, African churches would speak for themselves” shared Dr. Bright, as was declared in 1997.
Dr. Bright Mawudor shared the incredible and venerable work and service that Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki, an ordained minister of the Lutheran Church, has done in and beyond the ecumenical movement including being the first African man to serve in the Evangelical Church in Germany.
One of the thematic areas that were highlighted in the meet and greet from the AACC strategic Plan is Addressing Misleading Theologies. There is an upsurge in different theologies that have come up such as prosperity gospel which have their own merits and demerits. AACC has taken initiative to hold the 1st symposium-on-misleading-theologies in October 2019. The symposium will seek to identify, analyze and deconstruct misleading theologies. “There are people who have commanded a huge following through different mediums such as television yet they are leading people astray…. even to their death such as those who took bleach for healing.” Said Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki.
AACC had a productive engagement on the role and intervention of not just the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) but the ecumenical network as a whole via collaboration. We are together for life, peace, justice and dignity.
Below is a video link to the live coverage of the meet and greet.