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Farming God’s Way

Mulching is core to this type of farming

The Climate change, Environment and Food Security program of CCT recently trained 188 members from 45 IR–VICOBA groups of Bahi district on conservation farming (farming God’s Way). This approach which make use of a small piece of land and spells about no land tilling helps the peasant/subsistence farmers to be sure of food for their households. The method is contrary to the traditional ways of farming in which a large piece of land produces less. Vivid examples from the farmers

PETS Master Trainers In Action

Mr Mathayo Boni, a PETS master trainer, facilitating the training on PETS at Gairo

PETS Master Trainers In Action is a project designed to facilitate formation train and mentor new PETS committee in tracking public expenditure in the district of Bahi, Gairo and Same. The overall Objectives were to form new PETS COMMITTEE in the proposed District by using PETS MASTER TRAINERS because it is costs efficient, reliable and can reach more villages within a short time. Secondly, was to impart the knowledge of Good Governance and PETS to 20 wards of Bahi and

Community Stunned as a Famous Ngariba Walks Away From FGM

Wansatu giving her testimony before the congregation

Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) has been working on enlightening communities to abandon harmful cultural practices, particularly gender based violence since 2010. In particular a lot of work has been done to curb the infamous female genital mutilation (FGM) as well as poverty through VICOBA self help groups. In that course quite a few women circumcisers (Ngariba) have left the practice that has hurt lives of many girls and women in Serengeti district. So far 6 Ngaribas have quitted the

Religious Leaders Intervention on Political Tensions in the Country

The CHADEMA delegation under Chairman Mbowe

One of CCT mandates is to foster unity, peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in Tanzania. In so doing CCT has involved itself with various interventions for the sake of conflict resolution, peace building and overall enhancement of peaceful and brotherly lifestyle, for which Tanzania is known all over the world. Following recent developments in political landscape in Tanzania, under the shadow of 2015’s General Election fallout, the temperature has gone up. Tanzania has witnessed serious commotions in the National Assembly

CSSC General Election Observation Report- 2015

The 2015 General Elections Observation Mission could not have been a success without cooperation from the Tanzania Christian Forum (TCF) to whom we are sincerely indebted. Specifically, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all Bishops and Heads of Ministries from CCT, CHARISMATIC, CPCT and TEC for their readiness to provide us the volunteers without whom the Observation Mission’s work would have been impossible to carry out. See the whole report below

CCT Support to People With Low Vision & Blindness in Chamwino [In Pics]

CCT General Secretary (L), Hon. Vumilia Nyamoga (Chamwino District Commissioner) (R) and one of beneficiaries (C)

The event took place on Sunday 31/7/2016 and it was graced by Chamwino DC Hon. Vumilia Nyamoga. In total the goods were supplied to 11 households with 58 residents where majority have impaired vision. Items issued include: Blankets/Quilts Health Kits Soap School kits Bibles Braille Food Supplies More Pictures Courtesy CCT WAMA

Workshop of Religious Leaders on Peaceful Coexistence

Religious leaders poised with Hon. Mwigulu Nchemba (MP) the Minister for Internal Affairs

Incidences of religious intolerance have been increasing in Tanzania for the past five years. The incidences include burning of churches and mosque, killing of religious clergies, pouring of acid to religious clergies, provoking religious teachings. There is also insufficient monitoring and documentation of religious intolerance incidences and documenting of the best practices of religious tolerance. With this back ground CCT organized a one day conference on 20th July 2016. The conference brought together Christians and Muslims at National level to

CCT Visits Bangladesh for Renewable Energy Study Tour to Reduce Poverty

Solar panels connected to produce 19 KW

As part of a strong delegation from the United Republic of Tanzania’s Parliament, CCT was invited through Climate Action Network Tanzania (CANTz) to take part in the most informative and educative study tour on how Renewable energy can be used to mitigate climate change and help reduce not only energy poverty but poverty at large. The visit was sponsored by World Future Council and the Bread for the World both being Germany based Organizations (Hamburg and Berlin resp.). The delegation

The Positive Side: Ezra Machasa journey of success

Martin the Pamoja trainer facilitator and Rev. Machasa behind visiting his rice farm

Rev. Ezra Machasa is a father of three children and has been working as a Priest for over 6 years. As he told his story, he said how like many other priests in his diocese, he was always hoping to be located in an area where there are many Christians and this was driven by economic factor. When he was sent to Maweni Parish in 2012, he says he was disappointed because it was a small parish with few Christians; which implied that

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