Welcome To KwaZulu Natal Christian Council
The KZNCC is a provincial fellowship of churches and church-based organisations, established in 1996 as part of the South African Council Of Churches' restructuring based on the nine provinces created by the new constitution of South Africa. In this way, nine provincial councils of churches were established after South Africa's first democratic elections in 1994. The KZNCC is an autonomous organisation affiliated to the SACC. Its purpose is to help the churches of KwaZulu-Natal develop a united Christian response to the many challenges of this province.
Right from the establishment of the KZNCC, we were aware that one of its most important roles would be to help the Church engage with public policy from a faith perspective. A consensus developed that a specialised programme would be the best way to achieve this, so the Churches' Provincial Advocacy Office (CPAO) was established in 2003. This provides a platform for constructive and critical engagement with Kwazulu-Natal's provincial legislature and government. It ensures that a Christian influence is brought to bear on the provincial legislature and that social services are effectively delivered, especially to the poor and marginalized.