• Short Summary

    IN KAMPALA, UGANDA ON SATURDAY, DELEGATES FROM CHURCHES IN 42 AFRICAN COUNTRIES UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT ALL AFRICAN CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES.

  • Description

    IN KAMPALA, UGANDA ON SATURDAY, DELEGATES FROM CHURCHES IN 42 AFRICAN COUNTRIES UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO FORM A PERMANENT ALL AFRICAN CONFERENCE OF CHURCHES.THEY ACTED ON THE BASIS OF A REPORT PREPARED BY A COMMITTEE WHICH HAD LOCKED INTO THE MATTER SINCE 1958.

    THE COMMITTEE SAID "THE AFRICAN CONTINENT WILL SEE UNPARALLELED EVENTS AND CHANGES DURING THE REST OF THIS CENTURY".IT ADDED A PRAYER THAT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH "WILL PLAY ITS ROLE AS CHAMPION, TEACHER, COUNSELLOR AND SHEPHERD DURING THESE CRUCIAL YEARS".

    THE CONFERENCE "PARISH" WILL EXTEND OVER ALMOST 12 MILLION SQUARE MILES IN WHICH MORE THAN 200 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE.ITS CONSTITUENCY WILL SPEAK ARABIC, FOUR EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND MORE THAN 700 AFRICAN LANGUAGES OR SUB-LANGUAGES.

    ALTOGETHER 420 DELEGATES ATTENDED THE CONFERENCE.THEY INCLUDED FIVE ROMAN CATHOLIC OBSERVERS SENT BY THE VATICAN.PROTESTANT OBSERVERS WERE PRESENT FROM ASIA, EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7IADPOJ443P8GQR6Z5DGEI57B
    Media URN:
    VLVA7IADPOJ443P8GQR6Z5DGEI57B
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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