Christian Council of Ghana

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) is an umbrella group that unites 31 churches in Ghana.[1] The council has its members from Charismatic, Pentecostal, Orthodox and other churches.

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Formation30 October 1929; 92 years ago (30 October 1929)
TypeEcumenical body
General Secretary
Cyril Fayose
Websitewww.christiancouncilgh.org

History of the CouncilEdit

The CCG was formed on 30 October 1929.[1] Five churches, namely:

united aiming to work with various congregations on social matters and to speak for the voiceless in society.[1][2]

Membership of the councilEdit

The council has been restructured several times since its formation. It currently includes 29 churches and two Christian organizations.[1][3]

Current Membership
  1. The Methodist Church Ghana
  2. Presbyterian Church of Ghana
  3. Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana
  4. The Salvation Army
  5. African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
  6. Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  7. African Methodist Episcopal Church
  8. EDEN Revival Church
  9. Ghana Baptist Convention
  10. Evangelical Lutheran Church
  11. Religious Society of Friends
  12. Ghana Mennonite Church
  13. Greek Orthodox Church
  14. Christ Evangelical Mission
  15. Evangelical Church of Ghana
  16. Fellowship of Christian Churches
  17. YMCA
  18. Young Women’s Christian Association
  19. Legon Interdenominational Church
  20. Anglican Diocese of Accra
  21. The Luke Society
  22. Ghana Evangelical Convention
  23. Accra Ridge Church
  24. Tema Joint Church
  25. Teshie/Nungua United Church
  26. Atomic Hills United Church
  27. Ghana Police Church
  28. Winners Chapel Ghana
Organizations
  1. YMCA
  2. Young Women’s Christian Association

The council executives are Rev.Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi (Chairman) and Rev.Dr. Kwabena Opuni - Frimpong (General secretary).

ProjectsEdit

The council undertakes various projects in Ghana. One of its major goals is the elimination of stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS.[4] The project trained community members in areas of the country that had high HIV/AIDS prevalence of 8–9%. The training involved basic facts about HIV/AIDS, stigma and discrimination among others.[5]

The council has also set up an Interfaith Unit to educate Christians on the need for peaceful existence and tolerance among members of different faiths.[5] The School Dropout Scholarship Programme promotes education among Liberian refugees in the Buduburam refugee settlement near Accra. The programme also identifies the causes and consequences of school dropout among the refugees.[5]

In governance and nation building, the council monitors the activities of political parties and professional bodies in the country and offers advice to them. In 2005 the council appealed to Ghanaians and professional bodies to put the country's economy nation first and spend more time discussing issues of national interest concerning education, health and poverty.[6] In 2011 the council encouraged political party leaders and their followers to avoid the use of provocative language in their speeches.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Welcome to the Christian Council of Ghana ". www.christiancouncilofghana.org/. Archived from the original on 2011-06-27. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Organization profile". www.ecuspace.net. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Christian Council of Ghana". www.oikoumene.org. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  4. ^ "PROJECT PROFILE". www.christiancouncilofghana.org. Archived from the original on 18 September 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  5. ^ a b c "Christian Council of Ghana". www.globalministries.org. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Christian Council of Ghana: Put Country First". www.christiantoday.com. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Christian Council decries acrimonious language". www.ghanaweb.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-27. Retrieved 23 May 2011.