ANGLICAN CHURCH LAUNCH CAMPAIGN ON CHILD TRAFFICKING
The Anglican Diocese of Accra in partnership with the American Embassy has launched a five-year Campaign against Child Trafficking in Ghana.
The Launch coincided with the one-week camp meeting of the Anglican Sunday School Association (ASSA) which started from Sunday 14thAugust, 2016 at Achimota Secondary School, Accra.
Some dignitaries present included the Bishop of Accra Diocese, Right Reverend Dr. Daniel S. M. Torto, the American Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Robert Porter Jackson, some Clergy, traditional leaders and other patrons of ASSA.
CHRISTIANS MUST BE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS
The Ghana Anglican Clergy Association (GACA) has held its 8th biennial National Clergy Conference this year at the Christ Anglican Church, University of Ghana – Legon, Accra.
The four-day conference which brought together Priests from all the various Anglican Dioceses across the country was on the theme, “Fulfilling Your Ministry and Enhancing Democracy in Ghana, the Role of the Anglican Priest”.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Professor Stephen Adei, a former Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has called on the Church to engage in healthy politics that would help transform the country.
“Christians should be interested in democracy and how the country is governed. It is the responsibility of the church to ensure that God’s principles of integrity, honesty, zero tolerance for corruption was manifested on earth”.
He therefore charged the Church to educate and equip its members on national issues to be responsible citizens as the country prepares for its national elections.
He added that many Christians were afraid to speak out on national issues and demand accountability from the political leaders for fear of being victimized.
The Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana, Rev. Professor Cephas Narh Omenyo commended the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey for the tremendous improvement in academics and infrastructure of the University during his turner of office.
On behalf of Prof. Aryeetey, Rev. Omenyo acknowledged that Ghanaians were expecting the Church to play her prophetic role effectively as the country faces an election year.
“Ghanaians are counting on the Church to speak out and challenge all the arms of government and all unjust structures of society”, he added.
He urged that the Church should not be intimidated when politicians label the Church as doing politics, adding that the Church had a mission to the world to stand up against the unjust structures of society.
This year’s ASSA rally was held on the 18th of June 2016 at the El-Wak Sports Stadium. It was attended by all the Archdeaconries within the Accra diocese. We had a total of two thousand six hundred and eighty-four (2684) children and the teachers numbering one hundred and ninety-seven (197).
The day begun with singing of Sunday school songs led by bro Shadrack Adotey. The gathering was addressed by bro Reginald Adotey on behalf of the ASSA President and Rev. Fr. Adade, Director of the Youth and Children’s Ministry.
The Anglican Women Ministry of the Diocese of Accra has participated in the annual World Day of Prayer service which was held at the Nativity Presbyterian Church, La in the Greater Accra region.
This year’ serviceon the theme “Receive Children. Receive me” formed part of a global celebration observed by Christian communities throughout the world who have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.