International Ecumenical Conference for Peace and Security in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

World Council of Churches (WCC) in collaboration with the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), ACT Alliance, Methodist Church of Great Britain (MCB) and the Council of Churches in Mozambique (CCM) convene the International Ecumenical Conference for peace and security in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

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The smoke of a controlled explosion destroying weapons, carried out by "Transforming Guns into Hoes" in Mozambique

The goal of the conference is to bring together regional and global ecumenical partners, Church-based organizations, and networks to listen, learn, reflect and explore possibilities of developing an ecumenical action plan for a short, medium and long-term response to the conflict situation in Cabo Delgado and surrounding Provinces.

By the end of 2020, conflict in Cabo Delgado had displaced almost 670,000 people within Cabo Delgado and to neighbouring Provinces of Niassa and Nampula. About 580,000 were displaced in 2020 alone as violence intensified throughout the year. Nearly 950,000 people are facing higher levels of acute food insecurity in the three provinces over January-March 2021. Insecurity has disrupted markets, blocked supply routes, and increased food prices, while repeated displacement has destroyed livelihoods for many and the COVID-19 has amplified the situation in the province.

When: 29 October 2021, 12:00-15:00 CET and Mozambique Times
Where: online
Languages: English and Portuguese
Moderators of the conference: 

  • Mrs Elizabeth Zimba, Coordinator ACT Alliance Africa Region 
  • Rev. Dr Ibrahim Wushishi Yusuf, Programme Executive Peacebuilding in Africa 

Registration: HERE

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