Mission to SeafarersSeafarers face many dangers as they bring to you and I, ninety percent of what we will use in our daily lives. The threat of piracy and other reasons, why their ship may not safely reach port, are ever-present concerns. The Mission to Seafarers (MTS), through its many alliances around the world, offers the seafarer a home from home, an opportunity to communicate with loved ones and rest and relaxation whilst in port. The Mission to Seafarers ensures the spiritual and physical wellbeing of seafarers, as well as assisting them with social justice issues. The Mission to Seafarers in Africa has Flying Angel centres in the major South African ports (Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Saldanha Bay, Durban and Richards Bay), Walvis Bay, Mombasa, Namibia and Dar Es Salaam.
Report of Prof. Salim Abdool Karim to the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize.
Here is a video of Professor Salim Abdool Karim’s presentation
Learning to Zoom Safely
Towards SACC Policy of Norms and Standards for the Church in COVID Time
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.” – Psalm 28:7
Greetings! Grace and peace to you and all your industrious teams of working groups!
We write to communicate what has become a set of specific requests to your Government Sir, and
these begin at the bottom of page 3 below. Otherwise this is a summary of a document that the
SACC National Church Leaders Forum has developed over the last two weeks, working towards
developing a policy framework to guide to self- regulate ourselves at the time of the COVID
pandemic and beyond.
First, we commiserate with all humanity that has been severely affected by COVID-19; especially
those who in this country have lost their lives, and the bereaved families who remain with their own
anxieties of infection. Much uncertainty has led to serious concerns about own future and duration of
this current situation, including confronting poverty, food security, the prophetic voice of the Church, and the role of public theology currently, achieving broader-based ecumenism, the plight of the homeless and destitute, lack of food amongst poor families, concerns about possible social upheavals amongst poor communities, school /tertiary institution closure and questions around the
academic year, to name a few, and the challenge of the witness of the Church under such conditions.