Lectionary Selection: Matthew 22:1-14
Prayers for Kenya:
God of life, lead Africa to peace, justice, and dignity.
We know that you can do it, you can use us, for peace, justice, and dignity.
We are deeply saddened at the turn of events in South Sudan since its independence, including the killings and unrest leading to a continual displacement of populations inside South Sudan and across borders to neighboring countries – the consequence of which is a dire humanitarian crisis – the failure of the successful peace agreements, the struggles faced by the national dialogue process, etc.
In the midst of all this, and because you are still seated on your throne and are still sovereign, we want to continue to pray for our brothers and sisters who walk through this painful journey.
We continue to pray for the determination of church leaders in South Sudan on maintaining unity against all odds and for continuing to raising their prophetic voices towards the political authorities and the population at large. Give them boldness. We strongly believe that you do not forsake your own. Everything you allow has a higher purpose. We hope to rejoice with our brothers and sisters on the day you would stand on their behalf, turn things around, and make South Sudan a strong and stable nation.
We also come before you with the nation of Kenya. As the presidential election was nullified, there is political tension in the country that is threatening peace. On the other hand, the threat for a terrorism attack is permanent. We pray that you protect your people from any kind of evil and bring about peace in the land.
God of life, we raise from our hearts the concern we have for the Democratic Republic of Congo, especially in Kasai province where thousands of people lost their lives and property was destroyed. As we pray, there over three million Congolese who fled as refugees in Angola and thousands internally displaced. Many are living without shelter and children are exposed to all kinds of illness. We pray for your providence and protection over them. We also pray for the political situation of the same. Since the second and last term of the head of state was over on December 19, 2016, an election has not been organized for a peaceful transfer of power. Tension is now rising for possible trouble in the country at the end of December 2017. We pray that you give wisdom to political leaders to solve the problem in a peaceful way and maintain peace in the country.
We lift up the Church in Eritrea. As the country is going through difficult time economically, socially, and politically, let your Church give hope to your people. Reinforce interfaith dialog among different groups of faith and peaceful coexistence between people of Muslim, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Catholic faiths.
LET JUSTICE AND PEACE PREVAIL
The Executive Committee of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has met here at Jumuia Conference and Country Home, Limuru, for a two-day extra ordinary meeting. The meeting reviewed the just concluded General Elections and the unfolding events following the declaration of the presidential results by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) on 11th August 2017.Read more
The AACC and the West African Observatory on Migrations are appealing for everyone to pool their efforts in the fight against human trafficking
The celebration of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, on 30th July 2017, provides the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and the West African Observatory on Migrations (WAOM) with the opportunity to express their compassion for all the victims exploited by other human beings throughout the world, in particular in Africa. No human soul can, in all conscious, remain insensitive to the tragedy that forced labour, trafficking in human organs, or the sexual exploitation of one human being by another for profit, represents. Every day, the churches of Africa and the member organizations of the West African Observatory on Migrations receive testimony from men, women and children who have been turned into domestic slaves, exploited in factories and farms, or forced into armed conflict, prostitution, pornography or begging.Read more
The Organization of African Instituted Churches June Newsletter includes a statement from the General Secretary, an article about the United Church of Canada's visit to Kenya, an article about the visit from a former General Secretary, an article about Kenyan church leaders discussion about their upcoming elections, a summary of OAIC's involvement in the World Bank meeting in Nigeria, an article about an OAIC Executive Committee Member, and a summary of OAIC's participation in a sustainable development meeting in Berlin.Read more
More than 200 senior clergy, elders, women and youth leaders from a majority of the communities in Kenya have met here at All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) Conference Center from 24th – 26th July 2017 to review the national preparedness for the General Elections. This Consultative Forum was co-organized by the AACC and the National Council of Churches of Kenya.Read more
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Organization of African Instituted Churches (OAIC) is the representative body that brings together African Independent and Instituted Churches (AICs), offers them a forum for sharing their concerns and hopes, and enables churches to minister effectively to the needs of their members and their communities. There are about 60 million AIC members spread over tens of thousands of AIC denominations across Sub-Saharan Africa and the African Diaspora, and the international headquarters is located in Nairobi, Kenya.
Dear Members of the wider All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) family.
We write to inform you about the death of the Very Rev. Dr. John Gachungo Gatu who was promoted to the higher glory on 11th May 2017 at 5:20pm.Read more
PROCMURA leads seminar in Kenya on countering radicalization and violent extremismRead more
Through the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine we are joining together across countries, languages and traditions to respond to the global hunger crisis in our churches, in our prayers and through our actions. You can join with churches worldwide on May 21, 2017 to pray for an end to famine.
Christ has Risen!
This period between Easter and the Ascension is one of the most significant times in the church calendar. It is a period of 40 days after his resurrection, when Jesus lived among the people, continuing his ministry, restoring and nourishing hope and giving life with dignity. It is also a period, when, as people of faith, we are obliged to turn our attention, prayerfully and with dedication, to the most crying needs in our society.Read more