The future of the nation
The SACC joined the struggle against apartheid because it believes that all people are equal before God. Following the demise of apartheid, the SACC committed itself to the service of God and to ensuring that South Africans live in a free society where they have the opportunity to achieve their potential and live as people of dignity in one family, under God.
Today, the SACC is in a process of renewal. The 2014 National Conference elected a new National Executive Committee led by the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Bishop Zipho Siwa, with former General Secretary, Reverend Frank Chikane, as Senior Vice President and Father Michael Lapsley, of the Institute for Healing of Memories as Second Vice President. Through a request to the Ethiopian Episcopal Church and its Diocese of Maropeng, the Executive has enlisted the services of Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana, in his position of General Secretary, to help drive the renewal of the SACC.
The renewal is a restoration of the sense of ownership and the presence of member churches in the life and ministry of the SACC. It is a re-establishment of the mission of the SACC and its re-anchoring in the homes and communities of poor people in the name of God, to whom they offer up prayers nightly. And it is a vision for the dawn of the fullness of the earthly lives of the poor as citizens of a just and equitable society without poverty, unemployment, inequality and self-serving corruption.