ACT and WCC comment on situation in Zimbabwe

23rd November 2017
ACT Alliance has joined with the World Council of Churches to issue a “Minute on the situation in Zimbabwe” from the WCC’s Executive Committee meeting in Amman, Jordan this week after events in Zimbabwe have led to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe.

“The WCC executive committee, together with the ACT Alliance, welcome and affirm the joint statement of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, issued on 15 November 2017, as reflecting the clear common mind and witness of the churches of the country in this critical moment,” the minute reads. “We affirm and endorse the call of the churches of Zimbabwe for prayer for the nation, for calm and peace, for respect for human dignity and rule of law, for a transitional government of national unity to oversee the transition towards free, fair and credible elections, and for an inclusive process of national dialogue to capture the aspirations of all sectors of Zimbabwean society and for building a democratic state under the rule of law.”

The full minute can be read on the WCC website here.