All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC)

Conférence des Eglises de toute l'Afrique (CETA)

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History

Jan 1958, Ibadan, on initiative of the then 'International Missionary Council (IMC)', now Commission on World Mission and Evangelism of the World Council of Churches (CWME). Original title: Provisional Committee of the All Africa Church Conference. Constitutional Assembly: Apr 1963, Kampala (Uganda).

Aims

Keep before Churches and national Christian councils the demands of the Gospel on their life and mission, for unity, for evangelism and for their witness and service in society; to this end, promote consultation and action among them; stimulate and promote common programmes, research and experimentation so as to assist Churches, national Christian councils, theological institutions, lay training centres and Christian student organizations in interpreting and responding to the decisive action of God in Jesus Christ in terms of Africa's culture, experience and needs; provide for programmes of study and research to encourage Africa's contribution to worldwide Christian thought, worship and action; assist Churches in finding, training and placing personnel and utilizing other resources for effective pursuit of their common task and in their common work of lay and clerical leadership development for common responsibility in liberation, justice, peace, reconciliation, human development and integrity of creation; act as a regional point of reference in worldwide fellowship of the Christian Church and promote cooperation and coordination with agencies of the World Council of Churches, of the Roman Catholic Church and of similar bodies as mutually agreed.

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Activities

Organizes seminars and workshops; provides training in communications, information sharing and dissemination. Main focus: youth leadership; women's work; Church administration; African and black theology; evangelism; education; development; broadcasters. Unit I - 'General Secretariat' including: international affairs; finance and administration; library and archives; information and communication; ecumenical and publications. Unit II - 'Service and Witness' including: refugee and emergency services; research and development consultancy service; communication training centre; Africa Church Information Service (ACIS) / All Africa News Agency and Service d'information des Eglises d'Afrique (SIEA). Unit III - 'Selfhood of the Church' including: theology and interfaith; Christian and family life education; women's desk; youth desk. Includes Africa Peace Forum (APFO).

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Portuguese.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) (Observer); United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 31 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 39 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

D0036

Last News Received

2014
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