Impact of COVID-19 on the Mission of Justice and Peace in Africa

A World Council of Churches and All Africa Conference of Churches Africa regional consultation on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

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27 April 2021, 13:00-15:00 (East Africa Time), 12.00-14.00 (Geneva time)

Languages: English and French

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82674294435?pwd=ZFBHMWpKNU1yTTkrdDdLbHVQN2lqUT09


The COVID-19 pandemic has not just revealed the injustices, economic inequality, and violence, but it has also changed the ways of our ministry and mission. The series of these regional online consultations respond to this emerging priority of COVID-19 and to have reflection on the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace (PJP) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The regional consultations provide opportunities for participants to explore further issues of COVID-19 in relation to the PJP by reflecting theologically, engaging from experts of the issue (regional/national and grassroots organizations), engaging with local community organizations/activists, and creating action plans.

This consultation will allow participants to share their experiences of how churches in Africa are living out our commitment to the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace in the context of COVID-19, with particular reference to economic and livelihood issues, peace and security, health, gender-based violence, and humanitarian aid.


Moderator of consultation:

Rev. Dr Fidon Mwombeki, general secretary of AACC


Dr Agnes Abuom, moderator of the WCC Central Committee
Rt Rev. Arnold C. Temple, AACC President, Bishop Emeritus Methodist Church Sierra Leone
Prof. Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, WCC deputy general secretary
Rev. Dr Israel Akanji, Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Garki of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Abuja, and Vice President of Christian Council of Nigeria
Rev. Mary Mbole Ekinde Salle, national secretary for Women's Work Department of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon (PCC)
Rev. Dr Felicidade Naume Chirinda, retired Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Mozambique (IPM), and President of Council of Churches in Mozambique
Paska Nyaboth Alfred, Peace Advocate and the Advocacy Coordinator for South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)
Peter Yeboah, Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana, and Chairman of the Africa Christian Health Associations’ Platform

Brian Muyunga, team leader of the WCC - EHAIA youth game changers in the East African sub-region
Mrs Elizabeth Zimba Kisiigha, ACT Alliance Regional Representative for Africa
Dr Yakubu Joseph, Country Coordinator for Mission-21 in Nigeria, member of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN)

Dr Mwai Makoka, WCC programme executive for Health and Healing