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Listening Leadership Gender Based Violence

Listening Leadership Gender Based Violence
“Listening Leadership” – LUCSA Theme 2019-2020. LUCSA Message regarding Gender Based Violence. Voices of the survivors and victims of Gender Based Violence over the years were generally muted either due to the stigma associated with it. In some instances these voices were silenced by the fear that nobody would believe them due to the “power” [...] Read More

ELCA Anti Racism Pledge

ELCA Anti Racism Pledge
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:17). In 2019, at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot [...] Read More

Condemnation of Racism Globally

Condemnation of Racism Globally
THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN NAMIBIA (ELCIN) Private Bag 2018,  Tel  +264-065-240241/2   Fax  +264-240472, Ondangwa,  Namibia.  E-mail:  head.office@elcin.org.na 12 June 2020 “Turn to the Lord,… Do what is right, and humble yourselves before the Lord.” (Zephaniah 2:3) Whilst the world is engaging in infuriating Covic-19 pandemic, news about insanity, departure from injustice and practise of [...] Read More

National Church Leaders’ Consultation

National Church Leaders’ Consultation
Statement on South Africa’s response to Covid 19 within the context of legal challenges related to the lock down Mthatha, 5 June 2020 The main challenge facing South Africa now is not the issue of legality or rationality (although these are very important and valid principles in our constitutional democracy) – but of saving lives, [...] Read More

In celebration of our community heroes

In celebration of our community heroes
As the world grapples with Covid-19, Albert Mugwachari, a village health worker in Gokwe North in Zimbabwe remembers how he has served his community for over 15 years. His work involves health education, malaria testing, disease surveillance and community mobilisation. Gokwe North has been known for high malaria incidences for a very long time. The [...] Read More

The journey to economic independence

The journey to economic independence
Fadzai Chinyanyu Maramba is one of the several community agents working with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe ( ELCZ) Malaria Project. Her journey to economic independence began in 2015 when she partnered with ELCZ.  When the project introduced saving and lending schemes, she was one of the first few people to join though she [...] Read More

Greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia – ELCIN

Greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia – ELCIN
Greetings from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia- ELCIN Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Re: The Covie-19 pandemic and Namibia The evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) is in solidarity of prayers and meditations with all Christian brothers and sisters locally and [...] Read More

COVID -19 Situation in Member Churches Mozambique

COVID -19 Situation in Member Churches Mozambique
IELM church logo Bispo Eduardo Sinalo da IELM Your situation is also ours to be quarantined until April 30/2020. We are no longer conducting common services in the congregations. The least we are able to do is to communicate through SMS, phone calls, WhatsApp, audios and videos.  We have organized a WhatsApp group in the [...] Read More

COVID -19 Situation in Member Churches Zim

COVID -19 Situation in Member Churches Zim
ELCZ Church logo I hope you peacefully went through the Lenten period. In Zimbabwe we are in our fourth week in lockdown. The lockdown has been extended to the 3rd of May. We have suspended church services. Pastors use Zoom, Whatsapp or virtual conferences. Twenty five (25) persons were diagnosed positive and three (3) have [...] Read More

COVID -19 Situation in Member Churches Angola

COVID -19 Situation in Member Churches Angola
IELA church logo Thank you very much for the update. We in Angola are still under lockdown until 25th April 2020, but there is clear likelihood that this will not end there. Any way we will keep in touch, updating. We are, also, praying for you. God is taking care all of us. God's blessings, [...] Read More