AMECEAAssociation of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa
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Andrew Kaufa, social communications coordinator of AMECEA.
class="MsoNormalAt the same plenary, Rtd Rev Charles Kasonde, Bishop of Solwezi, Zambia was elected as the new chairman of AMECEA, taking over from the outgoing chairman Cardinal Souraphiel.
class="MsoNormalCUEA, a chartered private international university, was established in 1984 by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).
The KCCB, like many African countries, prefers brief statements on specific events or problems with practical steps and leaves loftier CST theoretical analysis to Africa's continental (SECAM) and regional ECs (IMBISA, CERAO, CERNA, and AMECEA).
(48.) Peter Lwaminda, "How Has the 'Ecclesia in Africa' Made a Difference in the AMECEA Region with Respect to Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace?," African Ecclesial Review 51 (2009) 216-41.
The Eastern African bishops recast ITEBEA as AMECEA in 1964 while meeting at the third session of Vatican II, when they also elected McCauley chairman.
McCauley led the nascent AMECEA body through its early years, working closely with Killian Flynn, O.F.M., who served as secretary general.
"In the spirit of solidarity, we, Catholic Bishops in the AMECEA region condemn all acts of violence without exception," the statement said.
"Hastings personally stoked the fires of Vatican II enthusiasm through his publication of a fortnightly bulletin." (30) In response to the initiative of the AMECEA bishops to launch a program of postconciliar reeducation and reorientation for Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, Hastings produced critically acclaimed study guides and commentaries on the documents of the council pared down to the level of comprehension of missionary priests and religious, indigenous clergy, and lay people.
In June he was designated the secretary -- and first head -- of AMECEA's newly created pastoral department, set up to assist AMECEA members' national pastoral programs and to share pastoral initiatives with those inside and outside the East African region.
(Eldoret, Kenya: AMECEA Gaba Publications Spearhead 112-114) 251.
Two international African conferences resemble somewhat the Asian FABC, one for French-speaking West African nations (AMECEA) and the other for the English-speaking East African countries (SECAM).