To promote and implement a social development programme for the Anglican Church in Southern Africa for the improvement of the Spiritual, Physical and Emotional Well Being of the Poor and Oppressed People of Africa on a non-denominational basis.


Empowering communities through integral Mission

  • Understand the needs of the communities
  • Develop capacity of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa to respond to the needs
  • Create a support mechanism for community development (life-long)

Community Sustainability

Creating a sustainable agenda for the communities we work with.

Food Security

Ensuring equitable production distribution and sharing or resources for community sustenance.



Public Policy

Building societies where individuals live and interact with their environment and one another by fulfilling their responsibilities as active citizens.

Socio-Economic Justice

Mutual respect of Human dignity, rights, and taking responsibility towards a creation of a holistic, comprehensive response that aims to repair, restore and balance the relationship between human being and the environment.

  “Luke 4:18 – 19”
  • The Christian mission calls us to Love God, Love our neighbour and follow the example of Jesus Christ.
  • We are called to express our faith in actions of love and prayer.
  • We are God’s partners in the stewardship of the creation.
  • “I came that they might have life and have it abundantly”

What is Mission? Mission is not an extended arm of the Church, it is the Church. We cannot prophess to be Christ Followers when we are an inward looking church. Jesus spent more time with those who lived on the margins of society; with women, tax collectors and lepars and it is there that we are called to work and minister. (Galatians 2: 10)

Jesus dealt with the poor on a one to one basis and in the OT we see how the systems of poverty are dealt with: Farmers were taught not to harvest their fields all the way to the edge, so that there could be some land for those who do not own land, to work the land and receive a just reward.

The Year of Jubilee declared that anyone who had to sell their ancestral land in order to pay their debt, would have that land returned to them every 50 years.
The church needs to move beyond charity and focus more on development and justice.

John 20:21 As the Father sent me, so I send you. We are the adopted daughters and sons of God, brothers and sisters of Jesus and so we are compelled to communicate his message to the world and that is that God gives life and power through the Holy Spirit to us, the church and we must go into the world to fulfill the message of Jesus.


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