WCC visit to Kenya, Rwanda
8-18 April 2004

Visit programme highlights

Nairobi, Kenya
8 April 09:00 Press conference with Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia (venue to be confirmed)
  10:00 Open forum with national church leaders (venue to be confirmed)
  15:00 Kobia to give a public lecture: "Behold, I create a new Africa" (St Andrew's Church)

Kianjai, Kenya
9 April 11:00 Worship at Kianjai Church; Kobia to preach
  15:00 Visits: Kenya Methodist University and Meru Street Children's Home Project

Nairobi, Kenya
11 April (to be confirimed)   Easter service at Lavington United Church; Kobia to preach
13 April 10:00 WCC moderator arrives in Nairobi
  15:00 HH Aram I to give a public lecture: "Challenge of the ecumenical movement in the 21st century and the role of Africa" (UFUNGAMANO)
14 April 08:30 Visit to All Africa Conference of Churches headquarters
  11:00 Visit to National Council of Churches of Kenya headquarters
  15:00 Thanksgiving service for the WCC general secretary; Aram I to preach (All Saints Cathedral)
15 April 10:00 Visit to the Presbyterian Church at Kihumbuini; Kobia to give a presentation on "The importance of ecumenism in the 21st century"

Kigali, Rwanda
16 April 09:30 Workshop on "Lasting Peace in Africa" (venue to be confirimed)
Peter Weiderud to speak on "Religion and ethnicity: gift from God or source of conflict"
Press conference after meeting with Rwandese government officials (venue to be confirmed)
  17:00 Meeting with national church leaders (venue to be confirimed)
17 April 10:00 Workshop on "Lasting Peace in Africa" (venue to be confirimed)
Aram I to speak on "Genocides in the 20th century and lessons to humanity"
Kobia to speak on "Hope for lasting peace in Africa"
Rev. Dr Mvume Dandala to speak on "The contribution of the church for Africa unity"
  15:00 Visit the Kigali genocide site
18 April 10:00 Worship service at the Kigali stadium: Aram I to preach