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Our Mission

To stimulate, support, and strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions involved in the field of social teachings, focusing our activities on Eastern and Southern Africa regions in order to bring these teachings to life at all levels of the church and society.

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Reflexivity, Consumer Culture and the Narrative Construction of the Moral Self in African Modernity

In making choices, the individual helps to create his or her identity. That ability to choose allows him or her to construct appropriate narratives about himself or herself. Some choose to live tragedies, others epics...

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Guiding Principles

-To discover what it means to be socially concerned in the African context
-To be sensitive to the sensibilities and peculiarities of each region
-To listen and observe what is happening at the level of the local church, economically, socially, and politically

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A Brief History

The relationship between the African Church and the social teachings has come under the spotlight many times by numerous scholars. The relationship is a complex one, involving historical issues as well as questions of culture and relevence..

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A Brief History


The relationship between the African Church and the social teachings has come under the spotlight many times by numerous scholars.

The relationship is a complex one, involving historical issues as well as questions of culture and relevence. Why is this relationship strained and why is there a general failure to popularise the social teachings within African society? These were the questions an interested group of Catholics began exploring with the assistance of MISEREOR in Nairobi in July 1999. subsequent meetings were held in Dar-es-Salaam (November 1999), Cape Town (February 2000) and Harare (July 2000).

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Mission

We are an African Forum for Catholic Social Teaching that strives to popularize and contextualize this teaching by supporting and strengthening the capacity of those involved in developing and implementing it at all levels of the church and society.

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Our Vision

A more just, peaceful and humane African society that is guided by Catholic Social Teaching and where Gospel values are promoted and celebrated.

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Values of Catholic Social Teaching (CST)

•  Dignity of the Human Person
•  Participation
•  Promotion of Common Good
•  Solidarity

Guiding Principles.

• Respect for human dignity.
• Promotion of integral human development at all levels of church and society.
• Respect for life and all creation.
• Renewal and contextualization of scripture and CST as they relate to African values and experience.
• Vigilance to the signs of the times.
• Openness to dialogue and partnership with others working in the field of CST and development.
• Recognition of the vital role of peace and reconciliation to our mission.
• Keen ethical sense, public conscience and commitment.

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