Churches in Africa have a great capacity to inspire their members to be agents of change and transformation. This viewpoint was highlighted by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in her speech at an international symposium of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) .
The symposium took place from 2 to 7 December in Nairobi, Kenya, addressing the theme “The church in Africa: opportunities, challenges and responsibilities”.
Referring to the Arab Spring, Phiri said these events show that “masses can lead a revolution, but a revolution that is not accompanied by mass implementation of change does not achieve much.”
Therefore, she asserted that change can happen when “The God of life partners with humanity for change, and this is reflected in the sermons and Bible studies that people hear every Sunday.”