THIS MISSION STATEMENT SUPERCEDES ALL PREVIOUS STATEMENTS REGARDING OUR MISSION AND PRINCIPLES
“WE ARE ALL CHURCH” (SOUTH AFRICA)MISSION STATEMENT
Where the Spirit is, there is freedom (2 Cor 3:17)
WE ARE ALL CHURCH is a movement of Catholics in Southern Africa who are committed to the renewal of our Church envisaged by the Second Vatican Council.
We recognise that renewal starts from our own journey in living out our faith.
We believe that renewal requires freedom for responsible inquiry and debate about matters of faith and morals, and the structures and practices of our Church.
Our vision is of a Church of love and justice in which the voices of all its members are heard and valued, and which is fully engaged with a changing world.
OUR MISSION is to strive for a Church that
- Upholds primacy of conscience, and the need for questioning and dialogue
- Openly addresses contemporary concerns such as priestly celibacy and women in ministry
- Engages all members in its deliberations
- Embraces all of its members without judging or excluding
ABOUT WAAC (SA)
WAAC SA is an autonomous movement, established in South Africa in November 2010.
Our name reflects the inclusiveness of the Vatican II concept of the People of God.
We have adopted as our motto Archbishop Denis Hurley’s motto: “Ubi spiritus, ibi libertas” (2 Cor 3:17).
Our Spiritual Director is Fr Albert Nolan OP
National Coordinators: Brian Robertson (email@example.com) and Francoise Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kwazula-Natal Coordinators: Rosemary Gravenor (email@example.com) and John Patrick Giddy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Western Cape Coordinator: Mags Blackie (email@example.com)
WAACSA is an affiliate of the International Movement We Are Church (IMWAC), a network of independent groups representing different cultures where Catholic Christians are endeavouring to live out the message of Jesus Christ.