Christian Council of Ghana

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Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) logo.jpg
Formation 30 October 1929
Type Christian lobby group
Website www.christiancouncilgh.org

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) is an umbrella group that unites 15 churches in Ghana.[1] The council has its members from Charismatic, Pentecostal, Orthodox and other churches.

History of the council[edit]

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 council[edit]

The council has been restructured several times since its formation. It currently includes 15 churches and two Christian organizations.[1][3]

Current Membership
  1. The Methodist Church Ghana
  2. Presbyterian Church of Ghana
  3. Evangelical Presbyterian Church of 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. Young Men’s Christian Association
  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


Organizations
  1. Young Men’s Christian Association
  2. Young Women’s Christian Association

The council executives are Rtd. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey (Chairman) and Rev.Dr. Kwabena Opuni - Frimpong (General secretary).

Projects[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Welcome to the Christian Council of Ghana .". www.christiancouncilofghana.org/. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Organization profile". www.ecuspace.net. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Christian Council of Ghana". www.oikoumene.org. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "PROJECT PROFILE". www.christiancouncilofghana.org. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Christian Council of Ghana". www.globalministries.org. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Christian Council of Ghana: Put Country First". www.christiantoday.com. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Christian Council decries acrimonious language". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 23 May 2011.