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.

The AACC – AU story begun in earnest with the movement towards total liberation of Africa from the strong holds of colonial rule. There was great expectation and enthusiasm, at the time, for change in the continent, for dignity and  for the unity of Africa.
The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which has since been transformed to the Africa Union (AU), was created in May 1963, while AACC was called to its mission in April 1963. From that time forward, the political and prophetic messages echoed across the continent, heralding the call of Nkrumah and Sir Francis Ibiam; “Africa must Unite’’!

Following the welcome change from the OAU to the AU in 2002, the AACC undertook an internal assessment resulting in a conscious decision to work closely with the AU.
The AACC established the AU Liaison Office to enable African Churches and ecumenical partners to develop and sustain active, consistent, coherent and critical witness to Africa’s peace and security; to monitor issues of human rights, justice, democracy, good political governance and socio-economic development through active ecumenical accompaniment with the African Union  and its related organs.
The timely action taken by AACC in creating the office of the Ecumenical Envoy to the African Union is a significant political and diplomatic move, addressing the above objectives and justifying its activities.

The Office of the General Secretary has the overall responsibility of coordination and management of the organization including the regular meetings of the governing bodies.
 
The Office of the General Secretary discharges its strategic functions through the following thrusts:


Thrust 1:
Leadership and Coordination
This thrust focuses the Office of the General Secretary on the internal organizational capacity of the AACC activities, including human resource management and networking to ensure there is coherence, coordination, and focus in the delivery of the mandate of the organization.


Thrust 2:
Nurturing Relationships with Ecumenical Partners and other key players
This thrust ensures that there is nurturing relationship with partners and other key players with whom AACC can deliver and fulfill its mission in Africa and beyond.


Thrust 3:
Communication and Public Relations
This thrust aims at promoting the AACC’s image more clearly, with emphasis on the need to constantly update and keep in touch with member churches, partners and the public.


Thrust 4:
Relations with the Constituency
This thrust aims at getting closer to members to enhance ownership, support and participation.

“We are seen as poor, yet making others rich – seen as having nothing, yet possessing everything (2 Cor.6:10)”

The All Africa Conference of Churches, remains committed to promote unity, hope and dignity in our beloved continent.

Since the year 2009 some of our donors gave us a condition to first generate income from our constituency estimated to be 120 million Christians in Africa. According to them even if 20 million only give, each 1 USD we will get out of the dependency syndrome.

When we shared about this humiliating discussion with some Church leaders and other prominent Africans we have been strongly encouraged to approach churches and individuals in Africa and raise money for the work of AACC because it is our dignity in the continent which is at stake.

This is why the Campaign for African Dignity was launched in Kinshasa on Sunday 12th July 2009 in the context of deep brokenness. It was amazing to see how the congregation in Kinshasa responded generously and enthusiastically during that launching event.

Since then the campaign has been successfully conducted in the Nakuru Diocese of the Anglican Church of Kenya, the Lesotho Evangelical Church, the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda, the Methodist Church in Benin, the Baptist Episcopal Church in DRC, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ghana and the Methodist Church, Ghana.


Some organizing guidelines

“Little drops of water make a mighty ocean “

At the institutional level, any institution approached responds according to its possibilities, and any support will be recognized. AACC commits itself to share special information from time to time with its supporting institutions..

Individual regular givers (once per year)
African individuals who feel specially blessed and keen on the African dignity will be recognized as special friends of AACC who contribute to its activities.
A special friend of AACC commits to dedicate time to pray personally or with friends for AACC and for the African dignity.

Contact

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

Location

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