National Dialogue

Religious leaders under the umbrella of the National Dialogue Forum addressing journalists on Friday, July 21 on the State of the Nation. Credit: CJPC.

Kenya’s Religious Leaders Urge Dialogue Based on “clearly defined framework” to End Crisis

Jul 23, 2023

Religious leaders in Kenya under their umbrella body, the National Dialogue Forum (NDF), are advocating for dialogue among political leaders in the East African nation to end the crisis in the country.

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

Church Leaders in South Africa Call for National Dialogue to Address Xenophobia

Jan 29, 2022

Church leaders in South Africa are calling for a national dialogue to address xenophobic tendencies in the country saying the negative attitude of South Africans towards migrants is perennial.

Chairman of Dialogue Reference Group (DRG), Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva of the Archdiocese of Mombasa addresses the media during a Friday, October 16 press conference in Nairobi.

Kenya’s Religious Leaders Call for National Dialogue to “defuse tension in the country"

Oct 16, 2020

Religious leaders in Kenya have called for an inclusive national dialogue that would involve “all Kenyans” in view of defusing tensions that have characterized the political landscape in the East African nation.

Bishop George Nkuo of Cameroon’s Kumbo diocese.

Dozens Killed at Village in Cameroon, Bishop Declares “a day of prayer and mourning”

Feb 20, 2020

Following a military invasion of a village that is part of a Catholic parish in the Central African nation of Cameroon leaving 24 civilians dead and hundreds displaced, the Local Ordinary of the area has confirmed the attack, termed it a “disaster” and “a very sad incident”, and declared Friday, February 21 a day devoted to “prayer and mourning” in the entire diocese.

Christian Cardinal Tumi (left) and Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya (right) working to bring  Peace to the Troubled North West and South West Regions of Cameroon.

“Launching of peace drive successful,” Cameroon Prelates Report on Sensitization Mission

Dec 7, 2019

Two Catholic Prelates, Christian Cardinal Tumi and Bishop Andrew Nkea who recently spearheaded a peace delegation to the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon in view of sensitizing citizens about the proposals made during the end-September early-October National Dialogue have described their mission as “successful” and a “good beginning.”

Bishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of Mamfe Diocese, Cameroon

Over a Dozen Parishes Closed in Cameroon’s Mamfe Diocese, Bishop Recounts

Oct 29, 2019

The protracted Anglophone crisis in Cameroon has taken a heavy toll on the pastoral activities of the local churches, particularly Mamfe diocese, where the Bishop has had to take the painful decision of closing down over a dozen parishes, he has told ACI Africa.

Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua of Bamenda, Cameroon

Cameroon National Dialogue “not inclusive, disappointing”: An Archbishop’s Impressions

Oct 15, 2019

At a time when various stakeholders in the recently held Cameroon National Dialogue are digesting the resolutions reached during the five-day meeting, a Church leader in one of the crisis-hit regions of the Central African country has expressed his disappointment with the way the sessions were conducted and criticized the constitution of the participants as "not inclusive."

Pope Francis at the Vatican

Pope Francis Prays that Cameroon National Dialogue “may be fruitful”

Oct 1, 2019

As parties to the National Dialogue in Cameroon convene to deliberate on possible solutions to the Anglophone crisis, Pope Francis has expressed his closeness with the people of Cameroon and called on the faithful to pray that the “dialogue may be fruitful.”

Archbishop Samuel Kleda reacting to proposed National Dialogue in Cameroon

Francophone Archbishop in Cameroon Reiterates Need for Neutral Body at National Dialogue

Sep 26, 2019

The need to have a neutral body to moderate the planned national dialogue in Cameroon, which the Bishops in the Anglophone region had expressed has been reiterated by an Archbishop from the Francophone region who has also called for an inclusive forum that would bring to the negotiating table citizens in the diaspora.