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All Africa Conference of Churches Makes Statement on Jubilee Celebrations in 2013

May 25, 2012

The AACC convened the Executive Committee in Nairobi on the 18th May, 2012 mainly for the preparations for the Golden Jubilee celebrations and the tenth General Assembly which will be held in Kampala, Uganda in June 2013.

At this assembly the AACC member churches will gather in Kampala to celebrate the achievements of the ecumenical movement in Africa since its inception in January 1958 at Ibadan, Nigeria. At the inaugural gathering of our fathers and mothers in faith they observed” The continent of Africa will see unparalleled events and changes during the rest of the century, welcomed by some, feared by others. We pray that the Christian Church of Africa will play its role as champion, teacher, counselor and shepherd during these crucial years”. The assembly will be an opportunity to commemorate our past while acknowledging some of our painful experiences. It will also provide an impetus and galvanize the churches for the transformation of the continent in the next fifty years.

Founding African statesmen created the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in June 1963 three months after the founding of the AACC in April 1963. Now, the subsequent acknowledgement that Africa is the cradle of humanity strengthened the vision and commitment of the importance of this continent.

To read the rest of the statement, click here: Statement of All Africa Conference of Churches Executive Committee

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