Congo Week 2020 Resources
October 18-24, 2020, is Congo Week. Congo Week is an opportunity for education and celebration with Congolese siblings.
Sunday, October 18
Prayers for peace and resources for worship
To celebrate the beginning of Congo Week 2020 we have a number of prayer and worship resources including a recorded sermon from Rev. Melanie Ekofo, songs from CDCC choirs, a scripture reading in Lingala and a series of liturgies.
Greetings from Rev. Eliki Bonanga, President of the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo
Greetings from Rev. Maurice Mondengo, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of the Department of Communication and the Media for the Church of Christ in Congo
Monday, October 19
Celebrating ecumenism and partnership with the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo
Christian Church in Indiana Congo Partnership – article and interview with Susan McNeely
CDCC Health Priorities Project – June 2020 Update regarding their response to COVID-19 and the new Ebola outbreak in Mbandaka
The Disciples of Christ Congo Mission in Africa, 1938 historical pamphlet
Tuesday, October 20
Women and family life
Congo’s Young People: A Ray of Hope for the Future – article by Maurice Carney
CDCC Microcredit and Savings Project update, which discusses the CDCC Women and Family Department’s project of sewing masks
Wednesday, October 21
Take action for justice
Participate in The Cell Out to raise awareness about the violence caused by mineral mining in the Congo. The Cell Out is a cell phone/electronics boycott held from 12pm – 1pm on the Wednesday of Congo Week to call attention to the use of rare minerals such as coltan in our electronic devices. The international sale of these minerals helps finance the continuing conflict in the region. Learn more about the minerals mined in Congo.
- What can I say in my “Cell Out” voicemail/social media message?
“Today from noon – 1:00 pm is the Congo Week “Cell Out.” I am turning off my cell phone/electronic devices and sharing this message to call attention to the violent conflict over the Congo’s valuable natural resources. Rare minerals like coltan are used in electronic devices and the international sale of these minerals can finance the continuing conflict in the region. To learn more and take action visit: https://www.globalministries.org/congo_week.”
Advocacy Contexto – The Congo Mapping Project and the Nobel Laureate
Video message from Kambale Musavuli about Congo Week and the UN Mapping Report
Thursday, October 22
Join our webinar
Learn about the current socio-economic situation in Congo from experts on our webinar.
Friday, October 23
Celebrating Congolese culture
Makayabu Peanut Butter Sauce cooking demonstration video
Saturday, October 24
Updates and calls to prayer and advocacy from mission co-workers
Rev. Brigitte Eale
Rev. Dr. Bosela Eale