Guidelines and tools for participatory poverty studies by Churches in Africa

Following the resolutions of the LWF Tenth Assembly in 2003 and the Consultation on Poverty and the Mission of the Church in Africa in Arusha, Tanzania, in 2006, the African Lutheran Church Consultation (ALCLC) held in Lund, Sweden, in 2007 moved to set up an LWF Task Force on Poverty (TFP) and the Mission of the Church in Africa.

The Arusha consultation called on churches to act in concert with others, by witnessing against all forms of corruption, social and economic injustice ….”So the poor have hope and injustice shuts its mouth” (Job 5:16).

The purpose of the TFP was to facilitate joint reflection and efforts by the churches for effective contribution to addressing the root causes and consequences of poverty in Africa.

Publisher: The Lutheran World Foundation

Department: Department for Mission and Development

Publication date: March 2010

Pages: 17

Language: English

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