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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.

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

10 April 2017

Dear AACC member churches in Egypt, 

RE: SOLIDARITY MESSAGE

It is with great shock that we heard the news of the attacks on Cathedrals, the St. George Coptic Cathedral in Santa and the St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria and rumors of another one next to a Roman Orthodox Church, also in Alexandria, causing deaths and injuring many others. This happened while they were celebrating Palm Sunday, the triumphal entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, an important day in the Christian calendar.

The AACC member churches hereby want to express their solidarity with you at these difficult times and want to assure you of their prayers as you face this violence. 

We are asking the Lord to continue strengthening you, so that your faith would not be shaken by any of these events. 

Luke 6: 22-23 says:

“Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets”.

And also Matthew 5: 43-44:

You have heard that it was said: “Love your neighbour and hate your enemy”. But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

By copy of this letter, we ask the entire membership of the AACC and partners to remember our brothers and sisters, who were victims of these unfortunate incidents. 

Yours in the Service of the Lord,

(Signed)

REV. DR. ANDRE KARAMAGA

GENERAL SECRETARY

Cc: Members of the General Committee

AACC member churches

AACC Partners 

Pastoral message to the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC) and the people of South Sudan from the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan (ENSS)- European Hub.

"Though the fig tree does not blossom,

and no fruit is on the vines;

though the produce of the olive fails,

and the fields yield no food;

though the flock is cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the God of my salvation.

God, the Lord, is my strength;

he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights."  (Habakkuk 3: 17-10)

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

It is with great concern that we write to you on behalf of the European Hub of the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan, as the people of South Sudan are facing an unprecedented crisis of violent conflicts, starvation, death and displacement that is tearing the nation apart. We acknowledge that in the midst of the suffering and pain the communities are experiencing, the churches continue to accompany the people in their journey through these difficult times. We recognize the tremendous responsibility that the church leaders shoulder, to give hope and succour to the children of God.

'We, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.' (Romans 12:5) We are with you, and your pain and joy are shared by us. We are with you in our prayer, our yearnings and hope for God's blessing, redemption, and healing. We are committed to walking with you in your accompaniment of the people of South Sudan.  We are in solidarity with your responses to the current humanitarian crisis; in your consistent and faithful engagement in peace-building and reconciliation; and in your promoting the voices of the marginalized people and struggles to preserve the dignity of each person, whoever and wherever they are, leaving nobody behind!

We hope and pray for a strong momentum of engagement and advocacy, which will also contribute to the visit of His Holiness, the Pope, as well as the prominent representatives of the international Oikumene. We look forward to hearing from you in what specific way we can be of assistance to journey with you during these challenging times, in our common pilgrimage of Justice and Peace! Your specific prayers and advocacy requests, can enable us to highlight our activities as the European Hub the Ecumenical Network of South Sudan, and for this, we would be very grateful.

Yours in Christ, our Lord of Peace,

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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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