April 16, 2011
Anglican Communion News Service
By ACNS Staff
The Anglican Alliance's inaugural assembly ended in Nairobi with a consensus on the way forward in development, advocacy and relief. The key development priorities proposed by the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) and agreed by the assembly were:
- Economic empowerment, with support for micro-finance, including working on a roadmap towards an Anglican bank. (The conference heard powerful presentations on micro-finance from Peterson Kamau of Five Talents, the church's micro-finance institution, and Moses Ochieng of the CGAP consortium of donors and development agencies.)
- Peace and reconciliation, learning from the experience of the church in countries affected by conflict.