Welcome To AACC-CETA

We are the largest association of Protestant, Orthodox and Indigenous churches in Africa.

Membership

The AACC fellowship accounts for over 120 million Christians across the continent.

Programmes

Our programmes are diverse equiping members in Good Governance and Democratic Transitions, Migration and Human Trafficking, Interfaith Dialogue among others.

INTERFAITH DIALOGUE ON VIOLENT EXTREMISM (IDOVE) YOUTH FORUM

The first Interfaith Dialogue on Violent Extremism (IDOVE) Youth Forum was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from February 21 to 23, 2017. The forum was organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) and the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC). 

The participants were drawn from Africa (Algeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria,  Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and Europe (Austria, Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and United Kingdom). There was a total of 40 youth from over 32 countries in Africa and Europe who have demonstrated leadership in the field of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) in their respective societies.

The Youth Forum is part of a bigger project called “the Trans-continental Dialogue Programme on Preventing Violent Extremism through the Soft Power of Religion” aimed at creating a transcontinental platform that will bring together stakeholders from Africa and Europe to deliberate and come up with contemporary recommendations and activities on how to counter violent extremism. 

The rationale behind this initiative was to establish a counter movement which emphasizes:

  • •Peaceful and educational messages, touching upon contentious religious matters; 
  • •The root causes emanating from different countries, regions or continents, i.e. on development and socio-political issues. 

The objectives of the Forum were as below:

  1. 1.To develop strategic directions for the iDove project based on principles and methods of interfaith dialogue on preventing violent extremism and de-radicalization.
  2. 2.To develop suitable concepts and applications for the iDove website which will be launched at the Forum.
  3. 3.To develop concepts and mechanisms to support small-scale youth-run projects to be implemented in Africa and Europe within the project objectives.
  4. 4.To design plans for a monitoring and evaluation system to monitor the implementation of those small-scale projects and for follow up meetings annually.

The outcomes are:

  1. 1.Launch of the iDove website where participants can showcase their programs, activities, share articles, pictures and videos on their work in Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE).
  2. 2.Building of an intercontinental network known as iDove Network.
  3. 3.Networking through social media channels i.e. WhatsApp group (iDovers) Facebook (https://m.facebook.com/iDove00) and Twitter(@idove)
  4. 4.Empowerment of Youth through the development of a framework for the iDove small scale initiatives i.e. communication and virtual Initiatives and innovative community based initiatives.
  5. 5.Launch of youth run projects and training of respective stakeholders.

Valletta, 9 February 2017 - Fifteen months after the launch of the Joint Valletta Action Plan (link is external), European and African civil society organizations attended the Senior Official Meeting (link is external) that took place on 8-9 February in Malta.
This invitation demonstrated awareness by all African and European delegations about the necessity to have an inclusive process in order to seek dignified and realistic solutions for the victims of irregular migration. What is needed now is to initiate a true working relationship where the hardships endured by migrants are channeled through civil society organizations and taken into account in policy discussions.

New Church Leaders For “Eglise Methodiste Du Togo”

 “Eglise Méthodiste du Togo”, the Methodist Church in Togo, held its 8th Biannual Conference from 5 to 10 April 2016. As a first occurrence in Africa, two ladies were elected to be the leaders of that Church.

The new President is Rev. Mrs. Martine Zinsou Lawson who was formally the General Secretary and the new General Secretary is Rev. Mrs. Angèle Dogbé Wilson, who was previously the head of the Women’s Desk in the Programme for Christian Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA).

The two ladies will work with the Vice-president and the treasurer, two lay gentlemen. The official induction ceremony was held on 15 May 2016 and was well attended by the AACC Staff, based in our Regional Office in Lomé, Togo, high-level political authorities such as representatives of the government and the opposition and Church leaders from Togo and other countries in the sub-region.

We welcome our dear sisters to the Lord’s vineyard in their new responsibilities and request you, sisters and brothers from the AACC family, to continue praying for them and for their Church.

   

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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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