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At the beginning of the modern ecumenical movement and in the years of formation of the WCC, Africa was considered a “mission field” with little ecclesial identity of its own. Africa came onto the “ecumenical map” in the early years of independence of its new nations and churches in the late 1950s and 1960s.
One after the other the churches which had obtained their autonomy from their “mother” churches in Europe and North America applied for membership with the WCC. Their presence and participation brought a whole new dimension to the agenda of the ecumenical movement with the rapid extension of programmes dealing with development, social justice, racism and conflict resolution but also evangelism, theological education, formation of the laity etc.
Read the free articles below to find out more about Religion in Africa:
The Ecumenical Review
HIV/AIDS: An African Theological Response in Mission
Isabel Apawo Phiri
Political Violence and Social Injustice in Southern Africa
Kodwo E. Ankrah
Leadership in the African context
The Vashti Paradigm Resistance as a Strategy for Combating HIV
Mmapula Diana Kebaneilwe
International Review of Mission
Of Lions and Rabbits: the Role of the Church in Reconciliation in South Africa
Tinyiko Sam Maluleke