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Fr. Charles Chilufya S.J, Director of the Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network Africa opens the session on the need for an ethically-informed approach to achieving justice in mining and facilitating a just transition at COP 28 Faith Pavilion. Credit: JENA/PACJA

COP28: Faith, Civil Actors Call for “ethical practice” in Accessing Africa’s Resources

Dec 6, 2023

Faith and civil actors in Africa are calling for “ethical practice” in accessing Africa’s natural resources.

Bishop Charles Kasonde delivering the message of Catholic Bishops in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region. Credit: AMECEA

What Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa Seek to Champion at COP28

Dec 1, 2023

Catholic Bishops in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region will be advocating for good governance in the extraction of minerals, and operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund among other issues at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28).

Late Bishop Paride Taban. Credit: CRN

AMECEA Eulogizes South Sudanese Bishop as “faithful servant” Who Lived the Beatitudes

Nov 4, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa have eulogized the late South Sudanese Bishop Paride Taban who passed on the Solemnity of All Saints as one who was dedicated to the nation’s peace and reconciliation. 

A poster announcing the November 15 webinar. Credit: African Synodality Initiative (ASI)

African Delegates to Share Experience, Lessons from Synod on Synodality in Planned Webinar

Oct 31, 2023

African delegates who participated in the October 4-29 XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome are expected to share their experience and lessons from the meeting in a webinar scheduled for November 15.

A poster announcing the Silver Jubilee of Blessed Bakanja Seminary. Credit: AMECEA

At 25, Kenya-based Blessed Bakanja Seminary Making Inroads into Central, Southern Africa

Oct 23, 2023

When the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) established Blessed Bakanja Seminary 25 years ago, the Nairobi-based Catholic institution admitted only 19 Seminarians from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Logo Blessed Bakanja AMECEA College. Credit: Blessed Bakanja AMECEA College

AMECEA Appeals for Support for Kenya-based Regional Seminary to “run without hurdles”

Oct 23, 2023

The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) is appealing for the support of the Blessed Bakanja Seminary to overcome challenges involved in the formation of Seminarians enrolled at the Nairobi-based institution. 

Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwean Catholic Bishops with former President, Edgar Lungu of Zambia and other attendees of the first sub-regional consultative meeting. Credit: Vatican News

Planned 2024 Meeting of Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe Bishops to “address various challenges”

Sep 30, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe are to deliberate on “various challenges” bedeviling the people of God in the African region, including inequality, and concerns around the environment. 

A screenshop of Bishop Charles Kasonde delivering the keynote address at the conference of stakeholders of the Catholic Care for Children International (CCCI)  in Lusaka, Zambia on Tuesday, August 29. Credit: Lumentv Zambia

AMECEA Chairman Faults “institutionalized child care apostolate”, Says Not “ideal”

Aug 30, 2023

The care of children in faith-based structured institutions is not the “ideal” way of child upbringing, the Chairman of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said. 

Official logo of the Golden Jubilee Year of Small Christian Communities (SCCs). Credit: AMECEA

Church in AMECEA Seeking to Grow Small Christian Communities in Yearlong Celebrations

Aug 25, 2023

The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has launched the Golden Jubilee Year of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) to assess the status of this new way of being church in the region.

A meeting of Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region. Credit: Meru Diocese

Malawi Bishops Call for “reflective moments” ahead of Small Christian Communities Jubilee

Jul 6, 2023

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are calling for “reflective moments” during the yearlong Golden Jubilee celebrations of the model of being church through Small Christian Communities (SCCs) in the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) region.

Flag of Sudan on soldier's arm. Credit: Bumble Dee/Shutterstock

Take Action to End “genocide” in Darfur, Sudan: Christian Leaders to AU, IGAD

Jun 30, 2023

Various associations of Christian leaders in Africa and their global partners are calling on the African Union (AU) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to act immediately and stop the “genocide” in Sudan’s Darfur region. 

Archbishop Martin Musonde Kivuva, delivering the keynote address at the convention of stakeholders of the Catholic Care for Children International (CCCI) in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in Nairobi on 16 May 2023. Credit: Sr. Jecinter Okoth, FSSA/AMECEA

Let’s Support Families for Children’s “holistic development”: Catholic Archbishop in Kenya

May 17, 2023

Families need to be supported to ensure the “holistic development” of children, the Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.

Fr. Andrew Small, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors addressing participants during the convention of stakeholders of the Catholic Care for Children International (CCCI) in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences of Eastern Africa (AMECEA) in Nairobi on 16 May 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Not a new moral requirement”: Vatican Official on Safeguarding Children in Eastern Africa

May 17, 2023

The moral requirement to safeguard children is not new, the Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has said. 

Caritas officials who met in Rome for their 10th regional assembly. Credit: Caritas Africa

Caritas in Eastern Africa Urges Humanitarian Agencies to “urgently step up” Sudan support

May 12, 2023

Presidents of Caritas in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have appealed to humanitarian agencies operating in war-torn Sudan to “urgently” increase their support for victims of the war that is raging in the country’s capital, Khartoum.

Victims of Cyclone Freddy in Malawi. Credit: Sant'Egidio  Community

“The situation is bad”: AMECEA Leadership Appeals for Malawi Cyclone Survivors

Mar 21, 2023

The Bishop at the helm of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has described the situation of those who have survived the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi as “bad”.

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Education, Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki. Credit: CUEA

Kenya-based Regional Catholic University Hailed for “tremendous contribution to education”

Oct 29, 2022

An official of the Kenyan government has, during the 41st graduation ceremony of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), hailed the regional institution of higher learning for contributing to “education growth and social welfare” in the East African country.

Sr. Mary Nzilani during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Use “theological, biblical insights” to Address Women Challenges: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jul 21, 2022

The challenges women face, including those triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic such as gender-based violence and cultural negativities, can be addressed using theological and biblical approaches, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Catholic Bishops in Eastern Africa at the closing Mass of the 20th Plenary Assembly o AMECEA in Tanzania. Credit: ACI Africa

Eastern Africa Catholic Bishops Conclude Plenary with Call for New Environment Strategies

Jul 17, 2022

Catholic Bishops of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) have concluded their 20th Plenary Assembly of in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with a call for tactical changes in addressing the challenges of climate change in the region in line with Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’.

Mr. Herbert Makinda, the lead researcher in the AMECEA study that sought to find out the levels of awareness of Laudato Si' in the region.
Credit: ACI Africa

Concern as Some Catholic Clergy, Religious in Eastern Africa Not Aware of Laudato Si’

Jul 14, 2022

While a majority of Clergy and Religious in the region of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) are aware of Pope Francis’s Encyclical letter Laudato Si’, some having fully internalized it, and actively implementing it, a good number of Clergy and women and men Religious in the region have said they are not aware that the seven-year-old document exists.

Ambassador Donald John Wright addressing delegates of the 20th AMECEA Plenary Assembly in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 11 July 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Conserving Environment “not a choice, a necessity”: U.S. Diplomat in Tanzania to AMECEA

Jul 14, 2022

The responsibility of conserving the environment “is not a choice but a necessity to future generations”, the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania has told delegates of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).