On 5th November, Jane Kennedy, Associate Director and Zoe Carrigan, Programmes Manager for Uniting World Australia- Asia and Africa regions accompanied by Rt. Rev. Peter Gai Lual, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and Sudan (PCOSS) and Rev. John Yor Nyker, Secretary General, PCOSS visited the All Africa Conference of Churches at the General Secretariat to familiarize themselves with the work of AACC.
Uniting World Australia is an ecumenical organization passionate about God’s people working together for a world reconciled and programs that bring about sustainable livelihoods, resilient communities and leaders who value equality and inclusion. They have projects around disaster preparedness, emergency response, gender equality, poverty alleviation and strong leadership. In Africa, United World Australia works with The Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and Sudan (PCOSS) and The Methodist Church in Zimbabwe; both are members of AACC.
They were well received by Dr. Bright Mawudor, Deputy General Secretary on behalf of the General Secretary, Rev. Fr. Fidon Mwombeki. Dr. Mawudor gave an overview of the history and strategic positioning of the AACC in Africa and beyond. The meeting also presented an opportunity for programme staff to highlight their key undertakings such as the Youth, Gender, Peace and Diakonia.
Jane Kennedy appreciated the introduction to AACC strategic plan and spoke highly of the enthusiasm and passion of service expressed by staff. She also shared the new Uniting World Australia publication on ‘A Theology of Disaster Resilience in a Changing Climate’ which resonates with AACC programmatic focus.
Dr. Mawudor expressed profound appreciation to the delegation for finding time to visit the AACC. The All Africa Conference of Churches welcomes collaboration with like-minded organizations towards human life, peace, justice and dignity.