Gallery: WCC Rwanda Special

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April 21, 2004|10:38 am

The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary was speaking at a Kigali workshop on "Hope for lasting peace in Africa", while heading an ecumenical delegation visiting Rwanda from 16-18 April 2004. Attended by church and ecumenical leaders from some 20 African countries, the workshop was convened by the Protestant Council of Rwanda and the Alliance of Evangelical Churches in Rwanda, the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) and the WCC.


In the congregation of the Presbyterian church, children listen to Rev. Dr Samuel KobiaÂ’s sermon during his first official visit to Rwanda as WCC general secretary.


Covenant worship for a lasting peace in Africa at Kigali stadium.


The president of the Council of Protestant Churches in Rwanda, Bishop Onesphore Rwaje (left), addressing the conference on "LASTING PEACE IN AFRICA". Next to him is the minister of Justice, Eda Mukabagwiza, and WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia.


José°¨ine Murebwayire, a widow who lost all her six children during the 1984 genocide, givse her first-hand testimony to the conference on "Lasting Peace in Africa".


Prime minister, Bernard Makuza (left), and WCC general secretary Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia.
The AACC president, Rev. Nyansako Ni-Nku, is seen in the background.

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From r.: WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia received by the president of the Republic of Kenya Mwai Kibaki at State House.


From r.: WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia received by the president of the Republic of Kenya Mwai Kibaki at State House.


From l. to r.: Dr Agnes Aboum, a WCC president, WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Rev Samuel Kobia, AACC general secretary Rev. Mvume Dandala during a press conference.


WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia opens the new pharmacy at St Mark's Coptic Orthodox in Nairobi while Archbishop Dr Makarios Tillyrides of the Orthodox Church in Zimbabwe looks on.


WCC general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia in conversation with Rogers Kevogo Majanga, African Church of Holy Spirit, following a public lecture at UFUNGAMANO, an initiative of churches, other religious faiths and civil society organizations, on the theme "Challenge of the Ecumenical Movement in the 21st century and the role of Africa".

 

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