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South Africa

Anglican Church of Southern Africa

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa is one of 26 Christian, Muslim and Hindu faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa that launched its long-term environmental action plan at ARC's Many Heavens, One Earth, Our Continent Celebration in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2012.

About the Church

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) is made up of 30 dioceses in six countries. ACSA is headed by the Archbishop of Cape Town and has approximately four million members across Southern Africa.

ACSA already has an existing Environment Network which consists of a co-ordinator from each of the 27 dioceses and a provincial champion who links between the network and the Provincial Synod. Since 2011 it has employed an environmental officer who also assists the Archbishop of the Province in his role as co-ordinator of the Anglican Communion Environment Network. As part of the long-term plan it is proposed that it becomes an Eco-Provicne with each diocese establishing its own environmental desk.

The long-term plan advocates for development to enable the people of South Africa to progress out of poverty in ways that do not put new pressures on the environment.

To read the plan, click here.

To read a summary of the plan, click

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September 5, 2012:
PRESS RELEASE: Major ARC celebration planned for Nairobi this month to launch 26 Africa faith commitments
ARC will hold a major celebration in Nairobi, Kenya, later this month to launch 26 eco commitments by Christian, Muslim and Hindu traditions. It is, we believe, the biggest civil society movement on climate change the Continent has seen.
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