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Declaration Of Commitment By SACC On 5 Critical Pillars

DECLARATION:
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.