All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)
AACC is a continental ecumenical body that accounts for over 140 million Christians across the continent.
AACC is the largest association of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox and Indigenous churches in Africa and is a member of the worldwide ecumenical network. AACC is a fellowship of 193 members comprising of Churches, National Councils of Churches (NCCs), theological and lay training institutions and other Christian organizations in 42 African countries.
Churches in Africa together for life, peace, justice and dignity.
All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) is a fellowship of churches and institutions in Africa working together in their common witness to the Gospel by:
- Mobilizing to faithfully live the message of God’s love;
- Nurturing a common understanding of the faith;
- Interpreting and responding to challenges to human dignity; and,
- Acting prophetically in word, life and services for healing.
In obedience to God and the imperatives of the Gospel and Christian ethical standards, we are committed to operate:
- With integrity,
- In the spirit of love,
- Respecting the dignity and God’s image in every human being.
AACC Programmatic Pillars
Essentially, AACC seeks to engage churches in the search for theological positioning through dialogue; walks with its members in their prophetic engagement in their contexts; helps in capacity building and resource mobilization of the churches and accompanies the members, especially during their times of crises.
In light of this, the AACC has identified four programmatic pillars to focus on in the next five years.
- Advocacy At The African Union
- Peace, Diakonia And Development
- Gender, Women And Youth
- Theology, Interfaith Relations And Ecclesial Leadership Development
AACC works through and with member churches in the continent in the following ways:-
- We address issues facing the people of the African continent;
- We are proactive and prophetic in the accompaniment of churches in Africa;
- We engage in discernment for and promotion of positive transformation;
- We mobilize our constituency to speak jointly on issues affecting the people of the African continent;
- We are committed to ecumenical vocation and in facilitating synergy amongst our members and with the people of Africa;
- We encourage creativity and innovation in our programmatic work; and
- We are committed to promoting and defending African dignity.