Peaceful Elections

Official logo of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Credit: SACC

Christian Leaders in South Africa Declare May 5 Day of Prayer for Peaceful Elections

Mar 16, 2024

Christian leaders in South Africa have declared May 5 a day of national prayer for peaceful general elections in the country that are scheduled to place on May 29.

A poster announcing the national prayer days for peaceful elections in Gabon. Credit: Libreville Archdiocese

Catholic Bishops in Gabon Declare Two Days of “prayer and penance” for Peaceful Elections

Jul 6, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Gabon have announced two days of national “prayer and penance” for peaceful general elections in the Central African nation scheduled to take place in August.

Singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine (left) is standing against long-term leader Yoweri Museveni (right) in Uganda's General elections slated for January 14. / Reuters

Episcopal Commission, UK-based Catholic Agency Appeal for Peaceful Elections in Uganda

Jan 12, 2021

The leadership of the Uganda National Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CJPC) and the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) are appealing for peace in Uganda ahead of general elections slated for Thursday, January 14.

Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of the Ivory Coast (CECCI)

Reconciliation a Top Priority for Peaceful Elections in Ivory Coast, Bishops Say

Jan 21, 2020

As eligible voters in the West African nation of Ivory Coast prepare to go to the polls in October, Catholic Bishops in the country have, at the end of their Plenary Assembly, highlighted four issues that need to be addressed to avert a possible post-election crisis, top on their list, reconciliation. Other issues include dialogue, the independence of the electoral commission, and respect for the country’s Constitution.