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Today in history: Africa Conference of Churches opens in Kampala

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Added 20th April 2016 12:47 PM

The theme of the first assembly was “Freedom and Unity in Christ”

Today in history: Africa Conference of Churches opens in Kampala

The theme of the first assembly was “Freedom and Unity in Christ”

April 20, 1963 - All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), an ecumenical fellowship that represents more than 120 million African Christians in 173 national churches and regional Christian councils held its first assembly in Kampala, Uganda.

The theme of the first assembly was "Freedom and Unity in Christ". The delegates addressed the colonial situation in the spirit of nationalism that permeated the political scene of the continent at the time.

 

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