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Afroscope: Newsletter of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa - March/April

May 7, 2015
 
AFROSCOPE IS A NEWSLETTER FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS IN AFRICA

SCOPE

It has been a challenging period for African migrants and the continent as a whole in the past few weeks – xenophobic attacks in South Africa have left several dead and thousands seeking shelter; an estimated 800 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean trying to cross into Europe; and 30 Ethiopian Christians were killed by Islamic State militants in Libya. The question on many people’s lips has been, why? Why go aboard overcrowded boats to make that dangerous trip across the Mediterranean? Why carry out vicious attacks, as witnessed in South Africa, on innocent people?

The Church has a mandate to reverse these trends, or at least stem the tide of such occurrences within their communities. We pray and hope that our collective voices and efforts to influence the leadership in this continent will help ease the suffering of many.

Join hands and pray for the nation of Nepal and victims of the earthquake and seek to collaborate with organizations like Micah Global and the  Integral Alliance, two of WEA's Global Partners who are actively responding to the needs in Nepal.

We are encouraged at the peaceful transition in Nigeria, and the new wave of optimism currently experienced in the country. We recognize that corruption within the army, army seditions, alienated citizens and a lack of political will are among reasons that Boko Haram have thrived. We hope the election win by Muhammadu Buhari will help bring unity and some much needed political will to drive out these criminal elements from Nigeria.

Finally, in light of all these tragedies and internal conflicts we consider it apt that the General assembly committee included topics on conflict and peace to be discussed at the AEA general assembly in Harare. We see the GA as a forum to strategize and develop practical, viable and well thought through measures that will equip Christian leaders across the continent and beyond to combat these challenges in future.

Kindly make plans to join us for this significant gathering in Harare.

Editorial team
THE CHURCH AND CONFLICTS  IN AFRICA

We invite leaders key stakeholders within the Church to arrive in Harare a day earlier for a full day seminar on Muslim awareness on the 26thof June, 2015. Special focus will be on the Church and conflicts in Africa 
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ZIMBABWE VISA INFORMATION -  AEA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The documents that you require to upload for your VISA application are the invitation letter and the confirmation of accommodation, which will be provided once you complete your registration. All other requirements listed on the VISA application page are not applicable to EFZ as a Church Body in Zimbabwe
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SAVE THE DATEWORLD REFUGEE SUNDAY

The Refugee Sunday is a period of common prayer day in which the Churches are encouraged to focus on refugees and refugee related issues. 
This year's World refugee Sunday will be observed on the 14th and 21st of June, 2015. Join in with churches across the world in prayer

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TEASA SPEAKS OUT AGAINST XENOPHOBIA

The Evangelical Alliance of South Africa (TEASA) released a statement strongly condemning the attacks and urging South Africans to recover the dream of the founders of their nation, enshrined in the SA constitution. 
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NEW BOOK GIVES GLOBAL CHRIST-CENTRED PERSPECTIVE ON GENEROSITY

Christ-Centered Generosity reflects on the perspective that generosity should be a part of the life-style of every follower of Jesus Christ, as written in Scripture. Christians are invited to buy the book and walk along with the authors, hear their stories and take the challenge. The book is in stores now
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REGISTER FOR THE AEA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The AEA General Assembly is taking place at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe, from the  27th of June, 2015 to the  2nd of July, 2015. Register Now and join Christians, from over 50 countries across the globe; discuss, debate, and vote on issues vital to the AEA. 
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