The Council of Churches' symposium

12 Jun 2015 12:30pm
WINDHOEK, 12 JUN (NAMPA) – The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) will host a symposium on contemporary issues facing the church and society from 18 to 19 June this year in Windhoek.
In a media invitation issued to Nampa here on Thursday, CCN General-Secretary, Maria Kapere, said the symposium will discuss challenges such as the lack of equal distribution of wealth, access to land, gender-based violence, democracy, reconciliation, peace and justice.
“The Council of Churches and its member churches by virtue of being the prophetic voice of the voiceless had successfully contributed towards the Namibian independence in 1990,” she said.
Kapere explained that after such historic contribution to the country's liberation, the question remains whether the CCN has continued being the prophetic voice of the voiceless.
Thus, the envisaged symposium shall reflect on such issues, she noted.
The symposium intends to restore the trust and dignity of individuals, families, ecumenical bodies, traditional, cultural and ethnic communities and groups.
She added that the symposium shall not merely be a platform of discussion or a talk show but will also ensure that possible solutions to all topics addressed shall be implemented.
Key stakeholders include CCN member churches and all Christian churches in Namibia, all faith-based organisations, Government ministries and agencies, the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.