Church of Christ in Congo
The Church of Christ in Congo is the ecumenical Christian organization that brings under one umbrella more than sixty Congolese Protestant denominations. Global Ministries has been in partnership with the Church of Christ in Congo since its inception and was one of the founding members of the organization through the Disciples of Christ.
This Christian organization is even more relevant today than ever before. After a bloody war that counted more than 4 million deaths, countless rapes and traumatized survivors, the people of Congo look to the church for its leadership in national reconciliation and peace. Core values of the ECC are reconciliation, justice, peace, struggle against corruption, and respect for human life. It also encourages the mentality of power as a service to others and not a privilege reserved for self interest.
The Women’s Department recognizes that women are that part of the population who are the most affected by the war. They are also the ones most easily manipulated by politicians and predators. Therefore the Women’s Department is determined to be engaged in the reconstruction of the country on principles based on love and forgiveness, respect of human lives and values as well as good governance.