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
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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
When the warmth of children’s celebrations mingle in stark contrast with coldness of the message being conveyed one can only predict an emotional storm that will haunt every soul that takes consideration of the situation. The picture of jubilant children, girls and boys; with chubby chicks and round bright eyes singing at the top of their voices, verbalising in unison the brutality and ugliness of female genital mutilation. It is even more chilling when one imagines the fact that most
Every year after accomplishments of activities and programs, monitoring and evaluation, NCA hold Annual Partners Conference (APC) where as among other things there are trainings and capacity buildings in every area of weakness that they have identified during monitoring and evaluations. Christian Council of Tanzania is a long term partner Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) since 2005 to date. During the Conference, NCA awarded partners whose performance has been outstanding and excellent throughout the year. In 2016 CCT shone with three
United Church of Canada (UCC) has been a partner to CCT for quite a long time. UCC has been supporting CCT in running chaplaincies and other development works. Of the recent Wendy Gichuru has been visiting CCT for the purpose of strengthening the relationship between the two entities. More of Wendy’s journey in pics.
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