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To change a Continent
The purpose of the African Forum on Religion and Government (AFReG) is to build a movement of African leaders of integrity who are committed to transforming Africa into a Premier Continent based on God-centered values.
The inaugural African Forum on Religion and Government (AFReG 1) met in Abuja, Nigeria from July 25-28, 2006. The consultation brought together nearly 200 key leaders, representing 27 African countries, and included leaders in the Church, education, business, and non-governmental organizations, as well as high-level government leaders.
The second African Forum on Religion and Government (AFReG 2), which took place August 18-21, 2009 in Limuru, Kenya, was a dynamic, enlightening and influential consultation of continental leaders, which included a national president and vice president. With 270 delegates from 30 African countries in attendance, AFReG 2 provided a means for the strategic engagement and on–going networking of church leaders in partnership with government leaders, as they sought unity for leading holistic transformation in every sphere of African society.
The third AFReG took place in Lusaka, Zambia from September 24-27, 2013, with the theme of “Empowering Leadership for Transforming Africa.” 226 delegates, representing 23 African countries and eight other nations, attended AFReG 3, including a former Vice President, members of parliament, ambassadors, chiefs, judges, traditional rulers and community leaders, church leaders, business and education leaders, representatives from NGOs and Africans from the diaspora.
Since its beginnings in 2006, AFReG has carried the vision of Africa’s transformation to leaders in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, the Republic of Congo, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria through both regional and national initiatives.
“It is time for us to rise together. It is time for this continent to bring hope and yes, it is only what the Lord Jesus Christ has done to bring hope that will make it possible for us.”
Rev. Dr. Setri Nyomi, AFReG Global Board Member