On 15th March of 2018 the Bishops of Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania issued a message to be conveyed to all ELCT congregants and nation at large. The main theme was Our Nation, Our Peace. Below is the pdf document as it was issued by ELCT. ELCT is one of the members of the Christian Council of Tanzania. For English Version click here:
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Waking the Giant is an ecumenical initiative implemented jointly by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and ACT Alliance (ACT) under the leadership of LWF. It comprises activities at the global and National levels aiming at building the capacity of churches and ecumenical actors to effectively contribute to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development. In Tanzania, the national ACT Forum is the owner of the national Waking the Giant initiative and the Christian Council
CCT together with Church of Sweden have been working on mitigating FGM through community empowerment. In this video, you can see some of the interventions and hear first-hand information about painful experiences of FGM.
Rev. Canon Moses Matonya was born on September 25, 1964 in Ikowa village in Dodoma Tanzania, being the third born out of five children of Rosemary. His father, Matonya Makunzo, passed away in 2006 leaving three wives and nineteen children. Rev. Moses has been a full time ordained minister with the Anglican Diocese of Central Tanganyika in Dodoma since November 1993. He is married to Ruth and they are blessed with five children, three daughters and two sons. Currently, he
CCT, with support from Church of Sweden, is conducting a seminar for Bishops on Islam. The purpose of this seminar is to help Bishops broaden their understanding on Islam and current trends on Islamic radicalization and extremism. The two day seminar has started on 23rd of May and will end on 24th of May. The attendants include Bishops from CCT member churches, representatives of Church of Sweden, Zanzibar Interfaith Centre and CCT secretariat. Here are some updates in pictures:
CCT has been facilitating high level consultative meetings between Religious Leaders and other important stakeholders at national level including political parties, government officials, national election commission and law enforcers organs, to challenge policy and legal frameworks that perpetuate systematic injustice and threat of peace and promote a culture of dialogue to resolve sensitive matters of contention between religions (Christianity and Islam), political parties (ruling party and opposition parties) and all Tanzanians at large. The political tension that is experienced in
Community Monitors is a project designed to support powerful action by youth in the local communities in response to the destruction of the community life and the environment caused by operations of private corporations and failures of Government officials. This is a project done in the community where the community monitors develop their skills in information gathering, writing and communications. This program started in 2012 at Dar es Sallam with the youth from Temeke Ditrict later expanded to other district
On 15th November 2016 Bahi District welcomed 43 members from Ikungi and Singida districts of Singida Region to learn and experience the program of Good Governance in Bahi District.
CCT through Interfaith Relations is working strongly to advocate Inter-religious dialogues and peace building for peaceful coexistence in the country. Through this program, Christians and Muslims show their solidarity and participation on interfaith relations. Dialogue among people of different faiths foster a mutual respect and creates an atmosphere for understanding each other’s religious beliefs. The dialogue draws the parties more closer to each other to replace hostility and misunderstanding among them. The program has successfully managed to bring together Muslims