Clergies tipped about the benefits of microfinance


By Ronald Kabuye
The first ever African evangelical Oarthdox Catholic Church (Antioch) council of bishops and clergies has been encouraged to start up SACCOs and microfinance in abide to boost the economic well-being of their congregation and themselves.
The call was sounded by one of the Namugongo Janda based Mamre prayer centre international ‘ reverend father Vincent Kisenyi Byansi at Eleanorah hotel-kireka Kampala were the council is being held.
In the meeting Father Byansi took the council through the basics, importances and models of microfinance relating them to how the Church can economically empower the poor.
” It’s high time we start thinking beyond self, adopt the saving culture, change our mind set and not to miss words when talking about  poverty.” said FR. Byansi
Meawhile the same council discussed and adopted eight core values of the EOC in Africa going forward.
The core values include  Compassionate, accountability, responsibility, unity/togetherness, faithfulness/ commitment, justice,  professionalism and spirituality.
The council is being held ahead of the consecration of father Jacinto Kibuuka as the Bishop  for central and eastern uganda which is slated for Sunday 12th November at Mamre prayer centre international.


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