The current partnership between the United Church of Christ in Mozambique (UCCM) and Global Ministries has its roots in the 1870s when the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Mission showed an interest in working in Mozambique. Today, the mission of the United Church of Christ in Mozambique is to serve God and bring people to a progressive religious experience inspired by Jesus Christ through worship, preaching, and the sacraments. The Water Well project is an example of how the UCCM attends to the physical needs of people in addition to attending to their spiritual needs.Read more
Ordained ministers: 20
Lay ministers: 5
The United Seminary of Ricatla is an ecumenical theological institution in Maputo. It was founded in 1958 by a group of Protestant churches committed to creating a school where ministers can receive cross denominational training in an ecumenical setting. The United Seminary of Ricatla has since graduated hundreds of ministers, both male and female, who have gone on to work in a variety of churches throughout the country.Read more
The Mozambique Synod is one of five synods comprising the United Congregational church in Southern Africa. Its office is located in Maputo. The synod is engaged in ministry in various districts throughout the country. In recent years, the country has suffered from many natural disasters and the synod has been in the forefront trying to alleviate some of the suffering. It has constructed new homes for the homeless and cared for hundreds of children.
Christian Council of Mozambique is a Church based organization formed in 1948 by the main line churches like the Methodist, Anglicans and Presbyterians. Presently it constituted 22 different denominations both main line as well as small denominations including two Associations (The Bible Society and the Scripture Union).Read more
On Thursday March 22, 2007 a series of explosions from bombs, mines and ammunition at an arms depots rocked the capital of Maputo, Mozambique. The explosion left at least 100 dead and hundreds of people injured. Popular opinion is accusing the government of negligence and calling for the resignation of the Minister of Defense.Read more
In February 2006, an earthquake measuring an intensity of 7.5 on the Richter scale hit rural communities in central Mozambique near the Zimbabwe border. Such a powerful earthquake went unnoticed even though the effects were felt in Zimbabwe and South Africa.Read more