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List of African commitments

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church has around 43.5 million followers and 500,000 clergy.

In September 2012, 25 faith groups from 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will launch their Long-Term Commitments for a Living Planet at ARC's Nairobi Celebration at the All Africa Conference of Churches' Desmond Tutu Conference Center.

See below for a full list of faith groups in each country and click on each link to read a summary of their plan. Another four faith groups are in the process of developing their plans, so we expect this list to grow.

Many Heavens One Earth Our Continent

Alternatively, to download a web version of the Many Heavens One Earth Our Continent book we have produced for the official launch of the plans on September 20, 2012, in Nairobi, Kenya, click here. It contains all of these plans plus photographs of the work our partners are doing, and inspiring quotations from Christian, Muslim and Hindu sacred texts. But be warned - it is around 120 pages long and a 6.2MB document!

“We commit to mobilise Christians from CPR member Churches to value more the land, to protect and manage it in a proper manner because we human beings were created out of the land, the soil; we live on it, get our livelihood from it and will return to the land as we depart from our present day existence” - Theological Charter on the Environment, Protestant Council of Churches of Rwanda

  • Presbyterian Church of Cameroon


  • The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus Development and Social Services Commission
  • Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council
  • Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church


  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana


  • Bhumi Africa: Treading lightly on Mother Earth
  • The Catholic University of Eastern Africa Centre for Social Justice and Ethics, Amecea
  • Full Gospel Churches of Kenya
  • Kenya Episcopal Conference, the Catholic Church in Kenya
  • The Methodist Church in Kenya
  • Presbyterian Church of East Africa, Kenya


    Uganda's Muslim community is planting millions of trees and has adopted Greening Friday during Ramadan as a special day to celebrate the environment
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria
  • Qadiriyyah Movement, Nigeria


  • Protestant Council of Churches of Rwanda

    South Africa

  • Anglican Church of Southern Africa, South Africa


  • Sammaniya Sufi Sect, Sudan


  • Bukoba Catholic Diocese, Tanzania
  • Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania
  • National Muslim Council of Tanzania (BAKWATA)


  • Bunyoro Kitara Diocese, Church of Uganda
  • Greening Initiatives, Uganda Muslim Supreme Council and Uganda Muslim Women Association
  • Green Top – Tree Planting Project: Humanitarian Efforts and Relief Uganda (HEAR Uganda) and Uganda Muslim Youth Assembly (UMYA)


  • Greek Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa
  • The United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe

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    Faiths for Green Africa
    We are working with more than 25 Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith partners in Africa.
    ARC Africa Faiths Newsletters
    Newsletter that links Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa developing long-term action plans on the environment.
    African Faith Commitments
    Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa have developed long-term faith commitments to protect the living planet. These range from planting millions of trees, engaging in environmental education programmes and mobilising their communities to manage land and water sustainably.