Africa

We want to tell the story of God at work in Africa: healing divides, ending poverty, bringing people to himself – and calling African Christians to lead the change in this vast continent.

We want to tell the story of God at work in Africa: healing divides, ending poverty, bringing people to himself – and calling African Christians to lead the change in this vast continent.

A truer story

Dominant narratives about Africa still zoom in on poverty, war, corruption, despair. But having been in mission in Africa since 1804, CMS has a much more multi-dimensional story to tell.

Actually, it’s even better when African Christians tell it themselves…

CMS-Africa

Before you can change a country or a continent, you have to start by changing mindsets. That’s what the leaders of CMS-Africa, our sister organisation, tell us. Discover how they do this – and the astounding impact they are making.

Read more about CMS-Africa

African perspectives

Hear first-hand how God is at work in Africa: stories of business as mission, combatting corruption, empowering women, caring for creation, sharing the gospel…and much more. Plus theology from an African perspective. Click top-right for our Africa perspectives playlist.

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Read Africa mission stories

Ugandan staff at Potter's Village posign for a photo post-vaccination. Inset of vaccination
Covid vaccine arrives in Uganda

Posted on 5 April 2021

Potter’s Village staff among the early adopters as Uganda’s vaccine rollout begins among a sometimes sceptical population
Rachel Karanja in her model garden outside Nairobi
Celebrating women in mission

Posted on 8 March 2021

CMS is honouring the achievements of inspiring women who overcame cultural and societal norms

More Africa stories

Meet Africa people

To represent CMS-Africa in Burundi is to facilitate and coordinate all activities of CMS-Africa in that country. To be an adviser, a person…
The South Sudan situation is really needy in terms of spiritual, social, economic and even political development, especially when one consid…
I am involved in day to day teaching at Archbishop Janani Luwum Theological College, Gulu, as well as mentoring students one-to-one. I also…
Imagine how different your life prospects might have been if you had been forced to stop your education after primary school. Sadly that is…

Meet all Africa people in mission

Meet Africa people

The situation of war in Kadugli (Nuba Mountains) has impact for the Anglican churches in general and Kadugli diocese in particular. So in…
Bisoke is the provincial youth coordinator for the Anglican Church of the Congo. Based in Bunia, eastern DR Congo, he worked with CMS missio…
Imagine how different your life prospects might have been if you had been forced to stop your education after primary school. Sadly that is…
In Northern Uganda, due to the combination of poverty, poor education levels and poorly-resourced healthcare systems, death and disability…

Meet all Africa people in mission

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