The South African Council of Churches is committed to
indentifying, praying and acting together on critical socio-economic
issues that will make a marked difference in the quality of life in the
South African society.
As the churches of South Africa, we will:
Pray and act for Healing & Reconciliation, healing the past, and engaging the challenge of gender, ethnicity and race.
Pray and act for the destruction of Poverty & Inequality, addressing
the need to reverse poverty and inequality in order to reconcile the
lot of marginalized poor people with the fortunes of the country.
Pray and act for Economic Transformation, by dealing
with long-standing need for economic transformation and identifying the
trade-offs necessary to address the fundamentals that result in a
reconciled economic dispensation.
Pray and act for the restoration of the Family Fabric, by
facing up to the tattered family fabric which has been caused by the
impact of transition of especially the African family life, in order to
nestle a reconciled existence for future generations.
Pray and act toward Anchoring Democracy, by facing
up to the tattered family fabric which has been caused by the impact of
transition of especially the African family life, in order to nestle a
reconciled existence for future generations.
Today, we commit to a just, reconciled, equitable and sustainable
society, free of racial, tribal, xenophobic and gender prejudices, free
of corruption and deprivation and with enough food and shelter for every
citizen; and for each child born to grow to their God-given potential.
This is the South Africa we believe God intends for us.
This is the South Africa We Pray for, and shall work for.