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 General Committee on the 5th April 2018 unanimously elected Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki as the new General Secretary to take over from Rev. Dr. Andre Karamaga.

We thank God for the provision and kindly request you to keep him in your prayers for a fruitful tenure. Kindly see below some details about the General Secretary Elect, for your information.
Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki, a Tanzanian citizen, is an ordained Minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
 
1)    Education
He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Theology, a Master of Business Administration (Management) and a PhD in Biblical Studies.
 
2)    Work Experience:

1998 – 2004: Served as Parish Pastor in his Church and held several positions as Literature and Communication Secretary, Programme Counsellor, Secretary for Missions and Evangelism, Deputy General Secretary, General Secretary etc.

2006 – 2014: General Secretary, United Evangelical Mission (UEM) – Communion of Churches in 3 continents – providing strategic leadership to staff of 75 for 8 years, focusing on holistic mission, diakonia, development, advocacy, partnership etc. UEM has representation in 36 churches in Africa, Asia and Germany.

January 2015 to date: Director of Mission and Development, Lutheran World Federation with responsibility for building relationship between 146 member Churches in all six continents, projects of member Churches, oversight for scholarship programmes etc.

 
Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki is an accomplished theologian and comes with a wealth of experience related to general management, finance, pastoral, mission and development work, international relations, governance, strategic leadership etc.
3)    Marital Status:
Rev. Dr. Fidon Mwombeki is married with 3 adult children.

 

1st to 7th July 2018 - Kigali, Rwanda

Theme: “Respecting the Dignity and God’s image in every human being”

Objectives Of The Theological Reflection & 11th General Assembly

The broad objectives of the upcoming AACC 11th General Assembly in 2018 are:
  • To give exposure to all member bodies about the value of human dignity as God’s Image,
  • To prepare the leadership of the African church for years to come,
  • To cross and break boundaries on both ethnic and denominational divide, build the Pan African vision among all people of Africa, give new theological insights and encourage delegates to reflect creatively on the African burning issues.

The AACC 2018 11th General Assembly will attract over 800 participants across the African continent including the international partner organisations.
Among the invited guests, there will be over 100 young theologians who will come a week earlier to reflect on the theme and sub-themes in preparation for the 11th General Assembly.

There will be seasoned theologians to mentor these young theologians and written reflection on the theme will be encouraged.
We are anticipating to publish books regarding the theme and sub-themes which can be used in our theological seminaries, colleges and churches across the continent.

The Core Focus

  1. Dignity and God’s Image in every human being
  2. Dignity and Christ’s Presence in transforming the world
  3. Dignity and God’s Spirit in the whole of creation
  4. Dignity and God’s Vision for the Future of African Ecumenism.

STAKEHOLDERS CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON THE SDGS 

A one-day Stakeholders’ Consultative Workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organized by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in collaboration with Marie–Schelei Association, was held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 15th March 2017.  The All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) was represented by Ms. Zipporah Mwaura, Executive Secretary, Youth and Children and Ms. Syovata Kilonzo, from the Ecumenical Disability Advocates’ Network (EDAN).

The workshop brought together stakeholders drawn from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), development partners and relevant government ministries, e.g. the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Kenya, the SDGs Kenya Forum, the SDGs African Platform, among others. 

The SDGs were adopted in September 2015 by world leaders, whereby 17 goals were created, each with a specific target to be achieved within the next 15 years, by the year 2030, as the next set of goals following the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). The aim of the workshop was to address systematic challenges across economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainable development. In this workshop, the participants were reminded that, for successful implementation of the SDGs, integration and mainstreaming of the goals into institutions’ practices and programs is key, and it does not only require a high-level approach, but also an approach at organization, grassroots, regional, national and global levels, to ensure that no one is left behind.  

The workshop main objectives were: 

  • i.Share knowledge and expertise to deepen the participants’ understanding of the SDGs and identify gaps in their implementation;
  • ii.Provide insights/recommendations to stakeholders that can inform the implementation of the SDGs; 
  • iii.Share and exchange the North-South perspectives on the challenges of coherent economic, social and ecological sustainable development. 

The participants resolved to:

  • i.Employ transparency and coherence for fruitful implementation of SDGs and address challenges across economic, social and ecological dimensions; 
  • ii.Promote an open engagement with all stakeholders, as well as sharing of information to implement the Agenda 2030;
  • iii.Maintain dialogue between partners and form a regional interactive partnership network of development to implement the SDGs, which need to be understood well by all, both at high level and grassroots level;
  • iv.Explore opportunities of engagement with the SDGs, as an organization’s sign of commitment to address the challenges affecting the developing countries determined to make the world a better place. 

The AACC has engaged with the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 and has been involved in the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), working closely with the Africa Interfaith Leaders’ Initiative on Post 2015.  She has also walked closely with women and youth leaders from her member churches, creating a platform and a chance for young men and women to come together, discuss and exchange ideas on issues that are positively and negatively influencing their lives in different areas. She has started awareness creation on the SDGs and Agenda 2063 and also tackled a number of the goals already:

  • Goal No 5, when some staff participated in the recently held 9th African Union Gender Pre-Summit on Gender Justice and committed to spread the recommendations thereof with member churches; 
  • Goal No 8, when she empowered women, young women and men in entrepreneurship and skills building; 
  • Goal no 16, when she has held workshops on trauma healing, Gender Based Violence, Religious Extremism and Radicalization, among others.

Way forward

The AACC planned to work on a teaching material giving biblical basis under the caption “Faith in Action” for each of the Goals, in order to anchor the SDGs from the perspective of the Church. 

Courtesy of Friedrich-Ebert-Stifung
Courtesy of Friedrich-Ebert-Stifung

 

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Secrétariat Général: Waiyaki Way.

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Nairobi, Kenya.

Tel: +254 20 4441483, 4441338/9
Fax: +254 20 4443241, 4445835
Email: secretariat@aacc-ceta.org

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