Thursday, January 21, 2010

SA Church leaders (NCP) calls for unity

In the spirit of a joint Christian witness, National Church Leaders met in Stellenbosch from the 18-19 January 2010 to reiterate their commitment to common efforts towards building a better South Africa. To this end, the leaders have agreed to work together to form a united Christian witness and will seek a meeting with President Zuma and other Government officials.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba’s reflection on the call and action of unity was the focal theme of the meeting. He called for a deeper experience of Jesus as the Source of unity. Church Leaders called for a greater unity in concern for the dignity of all in South Africa, in action to build a better society and in joint action as part of the world community.

United in concern, the leaders of church communities called for an urgent clarification of the status of formal agreements between faith communities and government. The leaders asked that human trafficking become a focus point for all communities. Countering trafficking in persons requires formation in communities and awareness raising, especially considering the 2010 World Cup.

United in action for a better South Africa, the national church leaders’ consultation is thankful to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for their commitment to fund Faith community programmes in HIV & AIDS Programmes.

United in concern for the situation after the earthquake in Haiti, the church leaders called for solidarity with Haiti in prayer and in a national collection in all represented churches
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