Nairobi, 26th June 2018. Preparations for the upcoming 19th plenary assembly of the Association of member Ecumenical Conferences of Eastern Africa or AMECEA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia are almost complete. This is according to AMECEA’s Secretary General.
Fr Ferdinand Lugonzo says they have already distributed instruments to member conferences and institutions of AMECEA to help them reflect on issues of diversity, equality and the need for unity for the sake of peace in the region.
He adds that instruments are handed out to facilitate prayers for the success of the plenary.
‘Other logistics in terms of security, the venue for the meeting, Visa processing, accommodations for the bishops, partners and other delegates are also ongoing’, Fr Lugonzo explains.
All Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals from member conferences and national secretariats of local Churches are expected to add value to the discussions during the study sessions Fr Lugonzo notes.
The Delegates who have already confirmed attendance are Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti, Somalia, Zambia, Sudan and South Sudan, he adds.
Fr. Lugonzo however regrets that despite all efforts, Eritrea will not be represented in the plenary.