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Church Management and Leadership

The Centre was formally established by the University Council on 8th May, 2003 in view of dissemination of the Social Teaching of the Church in the AMECEA region. This was the response to the felt need for the church in Africa especially in the AMECEA to be instrumental in establishment of just social systems and structures by addressing issues of Justice and Peace.
The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics carries out a number of activities in the AMECEA region and beyond in line with the three-fold mission of universities: research, teaching and formation, and community service, and in light of CUEA’s motto Consecrate them in the Truth. It seeks to empower different stakeholders on social cultural issues to enable them engage in Justice and Peace, human rights, equity and participatory leadership. The Centre offers academic and outreach programmes to the Youth, Justice and peace animators, human rights advocates, policy makers, educators, politicians, administrators, business men and women etc.
Promoting the Church’s Social Doctrine within the development of society in the AMECEA countries is an ever-present concern in the orientations and academic programmes of the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics. 

The Church’s Social Doctrine seen as including a perspective of social theology requires: A deeper research on the status of the Church’s Social Doctrine.The development of appropriate and effective formation programmes.The development of modules for social action which draw from an experience of social questions in specific contexts, interpreted in the light of the Gospel.For these reasons, the Catholic University of Eastern Africa established the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics for study and formation in the Church’s Social Doctrine. 

This is confirmed in Resolution No. IX-61 of the AMECEA 14th Plenary Assembly, 15th-21st July 2002. 
The Social Teaching of the Church should be a compulsory subject to be taught in the AMECEA Institutions, in all the Major Seminaries and in all Religious houses of formation in the AMECEA region. Extension courses and workshops on the same Social Teaching should be made available to Christian Political Leaders, professionals, businessmen / women, members of the Army and Security Forces and juridical institutions.
Mission Statement
Within the overall mission of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, the Centre seeks to promote greater understanding of and appreciation for the Church’s Social Doctrine and to serve as a resource Centre for the AMECEA region. 
Through a network of contacts and cooperative ventures with other universities, centres, institutions and individual resource persons, the Centre seeks to promote research, teaching and service to the ever-growing number of agents of evangelization in the region. 
As an interdisciplinary venture, the Centre seeks to promote close integration of theology with other disciplines, especially the social sciences, so as to provide a firm grounding for the Church’s pastoral activity in its African context.
In fulfilling its mission as a Centre for research and formation, teaching and service, the Centre is guided by the following objectives:To provide continuing formation for university staff;To develop programmes for university students;To provide outreach opportunities in the form of workshops, lectures, short courses for target groups such as Church leaders, Small christian Communities animators, policy makers, teachers, business men and women, human rights activities, members of justice and peace communities.
Academic Programmes
The Centre for Social Justice and Ethics aims at maintaining the lead in training personnel for development in Christian communities and Institutions in Africa. It focuses on the area of Church Management and Leadership, so as to offer the required professional development needed by managers of Church Institutions. The Justice and Peace programmes are designed to meet the demand for a united response to the need for Justice and Peace in our societies in Africa and beyond