Ecclesia in Africa or the Church in Africa, is a document that captured the reflections of the 1994 synod of Bishops for Africa whose main concern was how the Church was meeting its evangelization mission in preparation for the year 2000 .
The 1994 synod was a synod of hope and resurrection at a moment when human events seemed to be tempting Africa to discouragement and despair. Of importance to the synod were the lights and shadows, challenges and future prospects of evangelization in Africa.
According to the Ecclesia in Africa, the 1994 synod was a historic moment of Grace for Africa. Africa experienced the the kairos (God’s Grace). The hour of the Lord had come and Africa was present in this hour in its various rites; expressing faith in life to the sounds of drums and other African musical instruments. In the words of Paul VI, Africa had become a homeland of Christ. This homeland of Christ expresses itself in a new kind of koinonia (fraternal love and the Eucharistic Sharing).
This blog maintained by Koinonia Advisory Research and Development Service (KARDS) will share its reflections as guided by the hope generated by this document and all other documents on the African Church and society.